- xvi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Dobinson, Corinne,Wren, Yvonne,
- Contents: Getting started -- How to turn clinical questions into research -- Next steps.Includes bibliographical references.Summary: The RCSLT is currently establishing and promoting its research strategy; its vision is to involve all SLT clinicians in research, whether by using the evidence base to inform their clinical practice or to actively engage in research. Clinicians are in a unique position to contribute to this since they are a prime source of viable research questions which directly relate to their services and service users. But how can this be done within the time constraints imposed by SLTs' pressing service objectives? This book will help to increase SLTs' competence and confidence in conducting small-scale research studies. It contains practical information, advice and guidance to help clinicians get started on manageable research based on their everyday caseload and activities. Drawing on the experiences of expert contributors and, wherever possible, providing examples of real studies it will help readers perceive the research potential within their clinical contexts. Creating Practice-based Evidence will also guide prospective researchers where to seek support and how to achieve realistic and achievable goals. It will appeal particularly to SLT teams and their managers who wish to develop a research culture in order to support their local services and clinical practice.