Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Year of Publication: 2016
Author(s) : Kathryn H. Jacobsen
This book is a step-by-step guide to conducting research in medicine, public health, and other health sciences. This clear, practical, and straightforward text demystifies the research process and empowers students (and other new investigators) to conduct their own original research projects.
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 chapter on research funding that explains how to find grant opportunities, write proposals, and manage grants. It also includes new examples of research types such as monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and health services research, coverage of new topics including professional organizations and professional development opportunities, qualitative studies, big data, and health informatics, expanded coverage of research ethics and laws, a comprehensive walk through of key writing strategies that includes timelines for abstract submission, conference presentations, and article submissions as well as an improved and expanded coverage of Tertiary Analyses to include examples of eligibility criteria, quality assessment, and qualitative and quantitative analysis methods.