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Introduction to Health Research Methods: A Practical GuideAuthor: Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Designed to empower new investigators to conduct their own original research projects, the third edition of Introduction to Health Research Methods: A Practical Guide leads the reader step-by-step guide in performing quantitative and qualitative research in medicine, public health, and other clinical and population health fields.
Organised in five sections, the text covers the entire research process from formulating a study question and selecting a study approach to collecting and analysing data and then disseminating the findings. Chapters about methods for primary studies (collecting new data), secondary analyses (analysing existing data), and tertiary studies (conducting literature reviews and meta-analyses) provide comprehensive coverage of the scope of health research.
By breaking the research process down into a series of achievable steps, Introduction to Health Research Methods shows students and early career scholars how they can contribute to improving the health of individuals and communities through research.
Benefits and Features:
Expanded coverage of qualitative research methods, including new chapters on qualitative study design, data collection, and data analysis.
Additional glossary terms that clarify key terminology for all stages of the research process and a diversity of study approaches.
Enhanced explanations of how to select and implement quantitative and qualitative research and analysis methodologies.
New and updated coverage of topics such as framing research questions, developing testable hypotheses, defining specific aims, responsibly conducting research, selecting study designs, minimising bias, applying theoretical paradigms, ensuring rigor and reproducibility, conducting quality assessment, managing grants, and more.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Health Research Process
STEP 1: IDENTIFYING A STUDY QUESTION
Chapter 2 Selecting a Research Question
Chapter 3 Reviewing the Literature
Chapter 4 Defining Specific Aims
Chapter 5 Professional Development
Chapter 6 Coauthoring
STEP 2: SELECTING A STUDY APPROACH
Chapter 7 Overview of Study Designs
Chapter 8 Case Series
Chapter 9 Cross-Sectional Studies
Chapter 10 Case-Control Studies
Chapter 11 Cohort Studies
Chapter 12 Experimental Studies
Chapter 13 Qualitative Studies
Chapter 14 Correlational Studies
Chapter 15 Synthesis Research
STEP 3: DESIGNING THE STUDY AND COLLECTING DATA
Chapter 16 Research Protocols
Chapter 17 Ethical Considerations
Chapter 18 Ethical Review and Approval
Chapter 19 Population Sampling
Chapter 20 Sample Size and Power
Chapter 21 Questionnaire Development
Chapter 22 Collecting Quantitative Data
Chapter 23 Collecting Qualitative Data
Chapter 24 Additional Assessments
Chapter 25 Secondary Analyses
Chapter 26 Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Chapter 27 Writing Grant Proposals
STEP 4: ANALYZING DATA
Chapter 28 Data Management
Chapter 29 Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 30 Comparative Statistics
Chapter 31 Regression Analysis
Chapter 32 Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 33 Additional Analysis Tools
STEP 5: REPORTING FINDINGS
Chapter 34 Posters and Presentations
Chapter 35 Article Structure
Chapter 36 Citing
Chapter 37 Critically Revising
Chapter 38 Writing Success Strategies
Chapter 39 Reasons to Publish
Chapter 40 Selecting Target Journals
Chapter 41 Manuscript Submission
Chapter 42 Peer Review and Publication
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