Introduction to Health Research Methods

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Author: Kathryn H. Jacobsen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284094383

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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A step-by-step guide to conducting research in medicine, public health, and other health sciences, this clear, practical, and straightforward text demystifies the research process and empowers students (and other new investigators) to conduct their own original research projects.

Introduction to Health Research Methods

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Author: Kathryn H. Jacobsen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 076378334X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 287

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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. Key features: • 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

Public Health Research Methods

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Author: Greg Guest,Emily E. Namey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148332222X

Category: Social Science

Page: 832

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Public Health Research Methods, edited by Greg Guest and Emily Namey, provides a comprehensive foundation for planning, executing, and monitoring public health research of all types. The book goes beyond traditional epidemiologic research designs to cover state-of-the-art, technology-based approaches emerging in the new public health landscape. Written by experts in the field, each chapter includes a description of the research method covered, examples of its application in public health, clear instructions on how to execute the method, and a discussion of emerging issues and future directions. In addition, each chapter addresses the topic in the context of global health and health disparities. Such breadth provides readers with practical tools they can use in the field, as well as a current understanding of conceptual discussions. Illustrated with engaging case studies that enhance understanding of the concepts presented, Public Health Research Methods is a comprehensive, must-have reference ideal for researchers in all sectors—government, academia, and non-profit.

Introduction to Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice

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Author: Susan Bailey,Deepa Handu

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449627846

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Tailored for multiple purposes including learning about and being equipped to evaluate research studies, conducting thesis/dissertation/capstone projects, and publishing scientific results, Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice covers the full breadth of epidemiologic study designs and topics (case, case-control, and cohort studies).

Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in the Health Sciences

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Author: Gareth Hagger-Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317674413

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Whilst the ‘health sciences’ are a broad and diverse area, and includes public health, primary care, health psychology, psychiatry and epidemiology, the research methods and data analysis skills required to analyse them are very similar. Moreover, the ability to appraise and conduct research is emphasised within the health sciences – and students are expected increasingly to do both. Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in the Health Sciences presents a balanced blend of quantitative research methods, and the most widely used techniques for collecting and analysing data in the health sciences. Highly practical in nature, the book guides you, step-by-step, through the research process, and covers both the consumption and the production of research and data analysis. Divided into the three strands that run throughout quantitative health science research – critical numbers, critical appraisal of existing research, and conducting new research – this accessible textbook introduces: Descriptive statistics Measures of association for categorical and continuous outcomes Confounding, effect modification, mediation and causal inference Critical appraisal Searching the literature Randomised controlled trials Cohort studies Case-control studies Research ethics and data management Dissemination and publication Linear regression for continuous outcomes Logistic regression for categorical outcomes. A dedicated companion website offers additional teaching and learning resources for students and lecturers, including screenshots, R programming code, and extensive self-assessment material linked to the book’s exercises and activities. Clear and accessible with a comprehensive coverage to equip the reader with an understanding of the research process and the practical skills they need to collect and analyse data, it is essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students in the health and medical sciences.

Visuelle Forschung

eine Einführung in die wissenschaftliche Methodologie des Graphik-Design

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Author: Ian Noble,Russell Bestley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783830713081

Category:

Page: 192

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Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

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Author: Stephen Polgar,Shane A. Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041947

Category: Medical

Page: 235

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The sixth edition of this book has two overall aims: to introduce the fundamental principles of research methodology and explain how these principles are applied for conducting research in the health sciences and to demonstrate how evidence produced through research is applied to solving problems in everday health care.

Introduction to Research Methods

A Hands-On Approach

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Author: Bora Pajo

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483386945

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach makes learning research methods easy for students by giving them activities they can experience and do on their own. With clear, simple, and even humorous prose, this text offers students a straightforward introduction to an exciting new world of social science and behavioral research. Rather than making research seem intimidating, author Bora Pajo shows students how research can be an easy, ongoing conversation on topics that matter in their lives. Each chapter includes real research examples that illustrate specific topics that the chapter covers, guides that help students explore actual research challenges in more depth, and ethical considerations relating to specific chapter topics. 3 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Read This Book 1. Conducting research can be fun when you see it in terms that relate to your everyday life. 2. Knowing how to do research will open many doors for you in your career. It will open your mind to new ideas on what you might pursue in the future (e.g., becoming an entrepreneur, opening your own nongovernmental organization, or running your own health clinic), and give you an extra analytic skill to brag about in your job interviews. 3. Understanding research will make you an educated consumer. You will be able to evaluate the information before you and determine what to accept and what to reject. Truth be told, understanding research will save you money in the short and long term*. *From Chapter 1 of Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences E-Book

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Author: Stephen Polgar,Shane A. Thomas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046698

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This popular textbook provides a concise, but comprehensive, overview of health research as an integrated, problem-solving process. It bridges the gap between health research methods and evidence-based clinical practice, making it an essential tool for students embarking on research. Practitioners also benefit from guidance on interpreting the ever-expanding published research in clinical and scientific journals, to ensure their practice is up to date and evidence-based and to help patients understand information obtained online. Uses simple language and demystifies research jargon Covers both quantitative and qualitative research methodology, taking a very practical approach Gives examples directly related to the health sciences Each chapter contains a self-assessment test so that the reader can be sure they know all the important points Provides an extensive glossary for better understanding of the language of research Online interactive self-assessment tests: Multiple choice questions True or false questions Short answer questions Log on to evolve.elsevier.com/Polgar/research and register to access the above assets.

Health Research Methods

A Canadian Perspective

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Author: Kate Bassil,Denise Zabkiewicz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195447163

Category: Health

Page: 298

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Contributed by leading experts in the field, this text provides a compelling introduction to health sciences research methodology, while showcasing the breadth and diversity of Canadian research. Brimming with practical examples, this engaging work prompts students to consider the many ways research methods can be used to make new discoveries that improve human health.

Qualitative Methods for Health Research

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Author: Judith Green,Nicki Thorogood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761947714

Category: Medical

Page: 262

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Using examples from health research projects in a wide range of settings, this book introduces public health, health services research, nursing and health promotion professionals and students to: the key debates in qualitative methodology; issues in designing ethical and feasible projects; the main methods of collecting and analyzing qualitative data; and ways of reading and writing qualitative research.

Introduction to Biostatistical Applications in Health Research with Microsoft Office Excel

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Author: Robert P. Hirsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119090091

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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A practical and methodological approach to the statistical logic of biostatistics in the field of health research Focusing on a basic understanding of the methods and analyses in health research, Introduction to Biostatistical Applications in Health Research with Microsoft® Office Excel® provides statistical concepts for interpreting results using Excel. The book emphasizes the application of methods and presents the most common methodological procedures in health research, which includes multiple regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA, logistic regression, Cox regression, stratified analysis, life table analysis, and nonparametric parallels. The book is constructed around a flowchart that outlines the appropriate circumstances for selecting a method to analyze a specific set of data. Beginning with an introduction to the foundational methods of statistical logic before moving on to more complex methods, Introduction to Biostatistical Applications in Health Research with Microsoft® Office Excel® also includes: Detailed discussions of how knowledge and skills in health research have been integrated with biostatistical methods Numerous examples with clear explanations that use mostly real-world health research data in order to provide a better understanding of the practical applications Implements Excel graphic representations throughout to help readers evaluate and analyze individual results An appendix with basic information on how to use Excel A companion website with additional Excel files, data sets, and homework problems as well as an Instructor’s Solutions Manual Introduction to Biostatistical Applications in Health Research with Microsoft® Office Excel® is an excellent textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in biostatistics and public health. In addition, the book is an appropriate reference for both health researchers and professionals.

Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

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Author: Stephen Polgar,Shane A. Thomas

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 334

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This work provides an introduction to research in the health sciences. It provides details on research planning, designs, data collection and descriptive statistics. S Polgar & S Thomas, La Trobe University.

Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology

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Author: Darren Langdridge,Gareth Hagger-Johnson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131982031

Category: Psychology

Page: 558

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This is a comprehensive introduction to research methods and data analysis. The book assumes no previous knowledge of research methods or psychology and provides an accessible and jargon-free way into this frequently difficult topic area.

Quantitative Methods for Health Research

A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics

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Author: Bruce,Daniel Pope,Debbi Stanistreet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118665406

Category: Medical

Page: 568

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A practical introduction to epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology for the whole health care community This comprehensive text, which has been extensively revised with new material and additional topics, utilizes a practical slant to introduce health professionals and students to epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology. It draws examples from a wide range of topics, covering all of the main contemporary health research methods, including survival analysis, Cox regression, and systematic reviews and meta-analysis—the explanation of which go beyond introductory concepts. This second edition of Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics also helps develop critical skills that will prepare students to move on to more advanced and specialized methods. A clear distinction is made between knowledge and concepts that all students should ensure they understand, and those that can be pursued further by those who wish to do so. Self-assessment exercises throughout the text help students explore and reflect on their understanding. A program of practical exercises in SPSS (using a prepared data set) helps to consolidate the theory and develop skills and confidence in data handling, analysis, and interpretation. Highlights of the book include: Combining epidemiology and bio-statistics to demonstrate the relevance and strength of statistical methods Emphasis on the interpretation of statistics using examples from a variety of public health and health care situations to stress relevance and application Use of concepts related to examples of published research to show the application of methods and balance between ideals and the realities of research in practice Integration of practical data analysis exercises to develop skills and confidence Supplementation by a student companion website which provides guidance on data handling in SPSS and study data sets as referred to in the text Quantitative Methods for Health Research, Second Edition is a practical learning resource for students, practitioners and researchers in public health, health care and related disciplines, providing both a course book and a useful introductory reference.

Introduction to Project Management in Health Research

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Author: Usherwood

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335233058

Category: Education

Page: 100

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This book provides the answers to questions that are frequently raised by first-time researchers. It offers a straightforward and practical description of a systematic and structured approach to research project management.

Introduction to Nutrition and Health Research

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Author: Eunsook T. Koh,Willis L. Owen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792379836

Category: Medical

Page: 367

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Introduction to Nutrition and Health Research aims to fill a critical gap in dietetics, nutrition and health education literature by providing a comprehensive guide to conducting research and understanding the research of others. Using actual articles, this book teaches how researchers identified problems; how they framed those problems; and how they reported, interpreted and implemented their findings. Step by step, the chapters cover an overview of the process, statistical and measurement concepts, types of research (including experimental, quasi-experimental, descriptive, and qualitative research), how to present results and computer techniques for data analysis. While this book is primarily aimed at masters and doctoral level students and beginning researchers, it will also have strong appeal for teachers, technicians and counselors.

INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS AND RESEARCH METHODS

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Author: P. S. S. SUNDAR RAO,J. RICHARD

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120345207

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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The last decade has produced many textbooks on Biostatistics, with varying emphasis and degrees of mathematical complexity. This book has stood the test of time and continues to enjoy wide acceptance among students of all health and allied professions, other students and even qualified health investigators, who find it practical, simple and yet precise. This fully updated and thoroughly revised Fifth Edition, while retaining the fundamental concepts, acquaints the reader with the advances in the subject. The book explains the concepts involved in arriving at the sample size and also a quick solution to the estimation of sample size. Survival analysis and log-rank test are illustrated with examples. The essentials of Chi square tests are simplified and presented. Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) is explained with two examples, with and without interaction term. The chapters on Research Methods, Interventional Studies and Observational Studies provide step-by-step guide to plan and carry out quality research. Questions given in each chapter will help the learner to gauge the level of understanding of the principles and applications. Clues to the use of computer packages are provided whenever necessary. Intended for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students as well as for nursing and paramedical students, the book will also be immensely useful to medical/health faculty and researchers in the field of Biostatistics. KEY FEATURES : A new chapter on Sample Size Determination Several new sections Extensive revision of practically all chapters Provision of new examples Chapter-end exercises

Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals

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Author: Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Physician Assistant Studies School of Health Professions UT Health Science Center San Antonio J Glenn Forister,Distinguished Teaching Professor (Retired) Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Dean (Retired) School of Health Professions UT Health Science Center San Antonio San Antonio Texas J Dennis Blessing

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284090140

Category:

Page: 248

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Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is an essential resource to help students, faculty, and practitioners understand the research process, interpret data, comprehend results, and incorporate findings into practice. From choosing a research project and developing the research process design, to systematically gathering information, analyzing, interpreting data, differentiating among conflicting results, and finally understanding the overall evaluation, Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition will help students and practitioners develop research skills to acquire and contribute knowledge that benefits their patients.

Health Promotion and Education Research Methods

Using the Five Chapter Thesis/dissertation Model

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Author: Randall R. Cottrell,James F. McKenzie

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763725754

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 328

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