Introduction to Research in Health Sciences / Edition 4

Introduction to Research in Health Sciences / Edition 4

by Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas, Shane A. Thomas
     
 

This book is essential reading for research in any of the health science disciplines. This new edition covers quantitative and qualitative research methodology in simple language with a straightforward approach. Each chapter contains a self-assessment test, discussion, and questions and answers so readers can assess their progress. Thistext ensures that students

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This book is essential reading for research in any of the health science disciplines. This new edition covers quantitative and qualitative research methodology in simple language with a straightforward approach. Each chapter contains a self-assessment test, discussion, and questions and answers so readers can assess their progress. Thistext ensures that students can understand and utilize the latest advances in their area of clinical practice. The book combines a thorough grounding in practical research skills with a down-to-earth approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443062650
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/25/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Section 1: The Scientific Method. The Scientific Methods. Discussions, Questions and Answers. Section 2: Research Planning. Introduction. Research Planning. Sampling Methods and External Validity. Causal Research and Internal Validity. Discussion, Questions and Answers. Section 3: Research Designs. Introduction. Experimental Designs. Surveys and Quasi-Experimental Designs. Single Subject (n=1) Designs. Qualitative Field Research. Discussion, Questions and Answers. Section 4: Data Collection. Introduction. Questionnaire Design. Interview Techniques and the Analysis of Interview Data. Observation. Measurement and Instrumentation. Discussion, Questions and Answers. Section 5: Descriptive Statistics. Introduction. Organisation and Presentation of Data. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion. Standard Scores and the Normal Curve. Correlation. Discussion, Questions and Answers. Section 6: Inferential Statistics. Introduction. Probability and Sampling Distributions. Hypothesis Testing. Selection and Use of Statistical Tests. Interpretation of the Evidence. Discussion, Questions and Answers. Section 7: Dissemination and Critical Evaluation of Research. Introduction. Presentation of Health Science Research. Discussion, Questions and Answers. Glossary of Research Terms. References and Further Reading. Answers to Questions. Appendices. Index.

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