Quantitative Data Analysis Patrick Callaghan and Penny Bee Chapter overview Quantitative data analysis makes sense of numerical data. We often refer to quantitative data analysis as statistical analysis, and you may see this term used in published research papers. We can use numbers to summarise the experiences or characteristics of a group of participants, for example their average age or the number of symptoms they report. We can also use numbers to look at people’s behaviours, experiences and views, for example the number of people using mental health

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Chapter 8: Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis Helen Brooks, Penny Bee and Anne Rogers Chapter overview Qualitative data includes a range of textual (e.g. transcripts of interviews and focus groups) and visual (photographic and video) data. During qualitative analysis researchers make sense of this data gathered from research. Analysing the data by looking for common themes (known as thematic analysis) is one of the most common ways in which to do this and involves examining and recording patterns within the data relating to a specific research question

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This handbook is written for patients and members of the public who want to understand more about the approaches, methods and language used by health-services researchers. Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research is now a requirement of most major health-research programmes, and this book is designed to equip these individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary for meaningful participation. Edited by award-winning mental-health researchers, the book has been produced in partnership with mental-health-service users and carers with experience of research involvement. It includes personal reflections from these individuals alongside detailed information on quantitative, qualitative and health-economics research methods, and comprehensively covers all the basics needed for large-scale health research projects: systematic reviews; research design and analysis using both qualitative and quantitative approaches; health economics; research ethics; impact and dissemination. This book was developed during a five-year research programme funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) called Enhancing the Quality of User Involved Care Planning in Mental Health Services (EQUIP). The handbook clearly outlines research practices, and gives an insight into how public and patient representatives can be involved in them and shape decisions. Each chapter ends with a reflective exercise, and there are also some suggested sources of additional reading. People who get involved in health research as experts from experience now have a textbook to support their research involvement journey.

Research dissemination and impact Helen Brooks and Penny Bee Chapter overview Research activity does not finish when data analysis is complete. Once research findings are available, researchers still have obligations to fulfil. These obligations include sharing the findings with different audiences and ensuring maximum impact from the study. A Research Handbook for Patient and Public Involvement Researchers Chapter 10: The process of sharing research learning with others can be an enjoyable but challenging one. Often it is referred to as dissemination, but

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process. Accelerated aging Central to our discussion is the manner in which sexist and ageist beliefs produce a particular kind of accelerated aging. The data analysis indicates that to a certain extent, single women “age faster” than married ones, and it is this very symbolic social process that contributes to the stigmatization and devaluation of single women. This analytical concept demonstrates how we are aged by culture and narratives about time (Gullette 2004), and sheds light on how perceptions of the aging process are determined by age-appropriate behavior and

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training course (our intervention) with teams who did not receive this training (our control). Service users rated different aspects of the services they received from these teams before and after training. RCTs are a quantitative research design. Study design and data analysis were led by the research team but I played a major role in developing and delivering the new training intervention for our trial. Our team met to co-design our intervention using information gathered from a literature review (Bee et al., 2015a) and from focus groups and interviews with service

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-user and carer involvement in qualitative research There are a range of ways in which service users and carers can and should be involved in undertaking qualitative research. Involvement enhances the quality of the research undertaken including the data collected and the analysis undertaken (see chapter 8: Introduction to qualitative data analysis). In EQUIP researchers worked closely with trained service users/carers who: involved in the design of the research • were studies in their role as co-applicants data collection through the • conducted undertaking of in

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/07/2013 17:16 evaluation of quality in drinking water in romania both quality and quantity permitted a comparison of the sources. Students under the supervision of science shop coordinators contributed to the collection of raw data, analysis and interpretation. Internal communication was maintained by regular meetings, phone, email and fax. Meetings were held with students, science shop staff, NGO representatives, Dutch participants in the MATRA project and Water Works Company staff. The 1999 study was the pilot project of the newly founded science shop InterMEDIU (at the

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reflexivity within one’s ongoing work with organizations, communities and other actors. There will be an emphasis on techniques of creative and reflective writing, journalling and auto-ethnography that students can use to understand and position themselves within their research and practice, and to develop and express their findings. We will explore issues of identity, values, knowledge and belief systems, and the way these influence behaviour and interventions, and shape the researcher’s action, interpretations and data analysis (Institute of Development Studies, 2008

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Qualitative Data Analysis (London: Sage, 2013). J. Hagan, Justice in the Balkans: Prosecuting War Crimes in the Hague Tribunal (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004). Bibliography Agnew, R. S., ‘Neutralising the impact of crime’, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 12 (1985), pp. 221–39 Alexander, L., ‘Destructive and self-destructive trends in criminalised society: a study of totalitarianism’, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 39:5 (1949), pp. 553–64 Alvarez, A., Governments, Citizens, and Genocide (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001) Bandura, A., ‘Moral

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