Introduction To Health Research Methods / Edition 1 available in Paperback
From best-selling author of Introduction to Global Health, Introduction to Health Research Methods demystifies the research process and empowers students (and other new investigators) to conduct their own original research projects.
Using clear language and practical examples, the text has five sections that describe the entire research process beginning with the identification of a research question and the selection of a study approach, proceeding through the collection and analysis of data and the preparation of a formal scientific report, and ending with academic and professional presentations and publishing.
By breaking the research process down into manageable steps, Introduction to Health Research Methods communicates the excitement and importance of health research--and encourages readers to make their own contribution to improving the health of individuals and communities through research.
• A step-by-step guide to conducting research in medicine, public health, and other health sciences
• For classroom use or for guiding independent work on scholarly projects
• Covers the entire research process from identifying a study question and selecting a study approach to collecting and analyzing data to disseminating the findings
• Includes detailed information about how to conduct primary studies (collection of new data), secondary analyses (analysis of existing data), and tertiary studies (literature reviews)
• Weaves elements of research ethics throughout the book
|Publisher:||Jones & Bartlett Learning|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Table of Contents
Chapter1 The Purpose and Process of Health Research PartStep 1 Identifying A Study Question Chapter2 Selecting a General Topic Chapter3 Reviewing the Literature Chapter4 Focusing the Research Question Chapter5 Assembling a Support Team PartStep 2 Selecting A Study Approach Chapter6 Overview of Study Approaches Chapter7 Reviews / Meta-analyses Chapter8 Correlational (Ecological) Studies Chapter9 Case Series Chapter10 Cross-Sectional Surveys Chapter11 Case-Control Studies Chapter12 Cohort Studies Chapter13 Experimental Studies Chapter14 Qualitative Studies PartStep 3 Designing the Study and Collecting Data Chapter15 Overview: Developing a Proposal and Protocol Chapter16 Primary Studies: Selecting a Study Population Chapter17 Primary Studies: Estimating Sample Size Chapter18 Primary Studies: Developing a Questionnaire Chapter19 Primary Studies: Surveys and Interviews Chapter20 Primary Studies: Additional Assessments Chapter21 Primary Studies: Ethical Considerations Chapter22 Ethical Review and Approval Chapter23 Secondary Studies: Existing Data Sets Chapter24 Tertiary Studies: Systematic Reviews PartStep 4 Analyzing Data Chapter25 Data Management Chapter26 Descriptive Statistics Chapter27 Comparative Statistics Chapter28 A Brief Guide to Advanced Health Statistics PartStep 5 Reporting Findings Chapter29 Article Structure Chapter30 Citing Chapter31 Writing Strategies Chapter32 Critically Revising Chapter33 Posters and Presentations Chapter34 Selecting Target Journals Chapter35 The Submission, Review, and Publication Process Chapter36 Why Publish?