Health Science Research: A Handbook of Quantitative Methods / Edition 1

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Overview

This informative text has been written as a user friendly research, reference and study tool. It has been organized into eight chapters, each of which covers a specific area of conducting a research study. All areas from forming the research question, planning and conducting the study, and preparing a grant application are covered. This book will be of particular value to scientists, research assistants, qualified or trainee physicians, nurses and allied health workers. The book will also be an essential companion for students in all disciplines who want to learn more about how to do good research.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of the American Statistical Association
"This book is an excellent introduction to conducting studies in health science research...each chapter is laid out clearly...the book is well written, and the material is rich and carefully organized. "— X. Joan Hu
Journal of the American Statistical Association - X. Joan Hu
"This book is an excellent introduction to conducting studies in health science research...each chapter is laid out clearly...the book is well written, and the material is rich and carefully organized. "
From The Critics
Peat (pediatrics and child health, U. of Sydney, Australia) and her associates present an overview of the major features of the methods used in clinical epidemiology. The material is presented in a step-by- step format that covers the major points in the planning, execution, and appraisal of a quantitative research study. Checklists are included for such processes as critical appraisal, study design, data management, data analysis, and preparing a funding application. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761974031
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Contributions to research

Dr Peat has made a number of valuable contributions to research including:

• During her Ph D studies, a fruitful collaboration with Dr Euan Tovey led to ground-breaking research into the link between allergen exposure and asthma in children

• Dr Peat Identified the major risk factors for asthma, which culminated in the establishment of the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS) in 1997, an internationally significant, randomised controlled trial, to test methods of asthma prevention in early childhood

Career highlights

As a senior researcher, Dr Peat was responsible for managing the epidemiology team at the Woolcock Institute for Medical Research.

In 1996, Dr Peat became the Hospital Statistician at Westmead Children’s Hospital. In 2000, she became an Associate Professor in the School of Paediatrics and Child Health of the University of Sydney.

Dr Peat then worked part-time as Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Health, the Centre for Health Service Delivery and the Centre for Obesity Research at the University of Wollongong.

Since 2004 has been an Adjunct Professor with the School of Paediatric Exercise Science at the Australian Catholic University NSW. She is also a consultant statistician with the Sydney Children’s Clinical Trials Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and the Research Office at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.

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Table of Contents

Reviewing the Literature
Planning the Study
Selecting the Measurements
Calculating the Sample Size
Conducting the Study
Analyzing the Data
Reporting the Results
Appraising Research Protocols

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