Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Year of Publication: 2016
Author(s) : Kathryn H. Jacobsen
This book demystifies the research process and empowers your students to conduct their own original research projects with this clear, practical, and straightforward text. In five sections, Introduction to Health Research Methods describes 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. The Second Edition is a thorough update that offers new chapters on research funding that explains how to find grant opportunities, write proposals, and manage grants.
It also elucidates many new examples of research types such as monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and health services research with a coverage of new topics including professional organizations and professional development opportunities, qualitative studies, big data, and health informatics and an expanded coverage of research ethics and laws.
This book also provides a comprehensive walk through of key writing strategies that includes timelines for abstract submission, conference presentations, and article submissions, improved and expanded coverage of Tertiary Analyses to include examples of eligibility criteria, quality assessment, and qualitative as well as quantitative analysis methods.