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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book details the methods and analysis used in Health Services Research (HSR), combining HSR research methodology and analyses with application of HSR research.
Purpose: The purpose is to examine HSR in terms of methodology and analysis. More importantly, it includes implications for practice which sets it apart from other book on this subject.
Audience: The target audience includes doctoral and master level students in health services administration programs. The author is a widely published professor in health services research.
Features: The book covers the major types of research and research design. Each chapter contains key terms, learning objectives, and review questions. Five appendixes deal with selected journals, health services associations, funding sources, grant forms, and a table of random of numbers.
Assessment: This second edition includes updated and expanded information on topics, concepts, and theories related to health sciences research. This book is designed to be a course textbook and should be valuable to the target audience.