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Research Methods in Health Investigating Health and Health Services

ISBN-10: 0335262740
ISBN-13: 9780335262748
Edition: 4th 2014
Authors: Bowling
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 6/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 2.99" wide x 3.86" long x 0.46" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

This bestselling book provides an accessible introduction to the concepts and practicalities of research methods in health and health services. This new edition has been extensively re-worked and expanded and now includes expanded coverage of:Qualitative methodsSocial researchEvaluation methodologyMixed methodsSecondary data analysisLiterature reviewing and critical appraisalEvidence based practiceCovering all core methodologies in detail the book looks at the following kinds of health research:health needsmorbidity and mortality trends and ratescosting health servicessampling for survey researchcross-sectional and longitudinal survey designexperimental methods and techniques of group assignmentquestionnaire designinterviewing techniquescoding and analysis of quantitative datamethods and analysis of qualitative observational studiesunstructured interviewingThe book is grounded in the author's career as a researcher on health and health service issues, and the valuable experience this has provided in meeting the challenges of research on people and organisations in real life settings.Research Methods in Health, Fourth Edition is an essential companion for students and researchers of health and health services, health clinicians and policy-makers with responsibility for applying research findings and judging the soundness of research.Reviews of previous editions:"Provides an excellent broad based introduction to the subject. The content is clearly presented and at a suitable level for health professionals and postgraduate students in health and health-related social sciences."Virginia Berridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK"A valuable source book for health services researchers, health care providers, and others interested in quantifying quality of life for clinical or research purposes."The International Journal for Quality in Health Care"Includes accounts of a number of recently developed scales, while retaining the breadth, concision and clarity that marked the first edition."Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy

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