Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences
Edition: 6th 2013
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Description: The advancement of knowledge and practice in health care depends on the education of individuals who are competent in undertaking health research and evaluations. Research is fundamental to the health sciences. Technological advances and an increasing demand to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and quality of health services have ensured that research is a high priority for the health care industry. Consistent with the previous versions, the sixth edition of Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences 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. This book is written in an accessible style. It maintains the traditions of the previous editions, with examples, questions, feedback sections, and an extensive glossary.Covers both quantitative and qualitative research methodology taking a very down-to-earth, straightforward approach. Each chapter has an online self-assessment test to that readers can be sure they know all the important points. Gives examples directly related to the health sciences. Provides an extensive glossary for better understanding of the language of research.Supported by new interactive online version: Multiple-choice questions - with answers Self-assessment exercises - with answers.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 9/17/2013
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
|Methodological foundations of health research|
|Foundations of health research|
|Quantitative and qualitative methods|
|The research process|
|The formulation of research questions|
|Sampling methods and external validity|
|Experimental designs and randomized controlled trials|
|Surveys and quasi-experimental designs|
|Single case (n = 1) designs|
|Organization and presentation of data|
|Measures of central tendency and variability|
|Standard scores and normal distributions|
|Data analysis and inference|
|Probability and confidence intervals|
|Hypothesis testing: selection and use of statistical tests|
|Effect size and the interpretation of evidence|
|Qualitative data analysis|
|Evaluation and dissemination of research results|
|Critical evaluation of published research|
|Synthesis: systematic reviews and meta-analyses|
|Glossary of research terms|
|References and further reading|
|z scores and associated areas between z and mean and beyond|