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Author Jacobsen, Kathryn H., author

Title Introduction to health research methods : a practical guide / Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Published Sudbury, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2012]
Sudbury, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2012]
©2012
©2012

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Description xv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents 1. The purpose and process of health research -- Step 1: Identifying a study question. 2. Selecting a general topic -- 3. Reviewing the literature -- 4. Focusing the research question -- 5. Assembling a support team -- Step 2: Selecting a study approach. 6. Overview of study approaches -- 7. Reviews -- 8. Correlational (ecological) studies -- 9. Case studies -- 10. Cross-sectional surveys -- 11. Case-control studies -- 12. Cohort studies -- 13. Experimental studies -- 14. Qualitative studies -- Step 3: Designing the study and collectging data. 15. Developing a proposal and protocol -- 16. Primary studies: selecting a sample population -- 17. Primary studies: estimating sample size -- 18. Primary studies: developing a questionnaire -- 19. Primary studies: surveys and interviews -- 20. Primary studies: additional assessments -- 21. Primary studies: ethical considerations -- 22. Ethical review and approval -- 23. Secondary studies: existing data sets -- 24. Tertiary studies: systematic reviews and meta-analyses -- Step 4: Analyzing data. 25. Data management -- 26. Descriptive statistics -- 27. Comparative statistics -- 28. A brief guide to advanced health statistics -- Step 5: Report findings. 29. Article structure -- 30. Citing -- 31. Writing strategies -- 32. Critically revising -- 33. Posters a nd presentations -- -- 34. Selecting target journals -- 35. The submission, review, and publication process -- 36. Why publish?--
Summary Introduction to health research methods: A practical guide demystifies the research process and empowers students and other new investigators to conduct their own original research projects
Notes Includes index
Subject Experimental design.
Health -- Research -- Methodology.
Medicine -- Research -- Methodology.
Biomedical Research -- methods.
Research Design.
Health Services Research.
Research Design.
LC no. 2011000464
ISBN 076378334X (paperback)
9780763783341 (paperback)
Other Titles Health research methods