Health Research Methods: A Canadian Perspective

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byKate Bassil, Denise Zabkiewicz

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Contributed by leading experts in the field, this text provides a compelling introduction to health sciences research methodology, while showcasing the breadth and diversity of Canadian research. Brimming with practical examples, this engaging work prompts students to consider the many waysresearch methods can be used to make new discoveries that improve human health.

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Contributed by leading experts in the field, this text provides a compelling introduction to health sciences research methodology, while showcasing the breadth and diversity of Canadian research. Brimming with practical examples, this engaging work prompts students to consider the many waysresearch methods can be used to make new disc...

Kate Bassil is a manager in Healthy Public Policy at Toronto Public Health. In addition, she is an assistant professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Denise Zabkiewicz is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.64 inPublished:February 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195447166

ISBN - 13:9780195447163

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsContributors1. Kate Bassil and Denise Zabkiewicz: IntroductionDefining Health ResearchThe Purpose of Health ResearchHealth Research Milestones in CanadaAbout This TextbookReferences2. Fernando G. De Maio and Christine Allen: Research ParadigmsIntroductionWhat is a Research Paradigm?Epistemological FoundationsOntologyMethodologyDeduction and InductionThe Quantitative/Qualitative DivideSummaryReview QuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferences3. Renee S. MacPhee and Jennifer Robertson-Wilson: The Research Process: Ask the Right Question, Get the Right AnswersIntroduction: The Research ProcessThe Role of the ResearcherThe Research Process: Research Made Easy in 12 StepsSummaryReview QuestionsAnswers to Review QuestionsRecommended Readings and WebsitesReferences4. Maureen Dobbins: You've Been Asked to Conduct a Systematic Review: What You Need to KnowClinical ScenarioSystematic ReviewsPurpose of ResearchSteps in Conducting a Systematic ReviewDefining the Research QuestionInclusion and Exclusion CriteriaSearching for StudiesSelecting StudiesAssessing Studies for Methodological QualityExtracting Relevant Data from StudiesAnalyzing the DataInterpreting the ResultsInterpreting the Summary StatisticConclusionsSummaryReview QuestionsReferences5. Dario Kuzmanovic and Solomon R. Benatar: Applied Ethics in Health Sciences ResearchEthics and Health ResearchRequirements for Ethical ResearchRegulations Guiding Research in Humans in CanadaResearch Ethics BoardsREB ReviewPrivacy and ConfidentialityMisconduct in Health ResearchInterests and Conflicts of Interest in Health ResearchResearch with Special PopulationsApplied Ethics in Health Sciences ResearchConclusionSummaryReview QuestionsRecommended ReadingsNotesReferences6. Martin Tammegagi: Overview of Study Designs in HealthIntroductionBackground ConceptsStudy DesignsValidity Pyramid of Quantitative Study DesignsPilot or Feasibility StudiesQualitative ResearchMethods Used in Qualitative ResearchQualitative versus QuantitativeSummaryReview QuestionsAnswers to Review QuestionsRecommended Readings and WebsitesReferences7. David L. Streiner: MeasurementIntroductionThe Process of MeasurementVariablesConstructing ScalesReliabilityValidityFeasibilitySummaryReview QuestionsAnswers to Review QuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferences8. Jean Dumais: SamplingIntroductionNon-Probability SamplingProbability SamplingWeights and EstimationSummaryReview QuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferences9. Rachelle Hole: Qualitative Health ResearchIntroductionWhat is Qualitative Health Research?Approaches to Qualitative Health ResearchResearch Design: The "How" of the StudySummaryReview QuestionsRecommended Readings and WebsitesReferences10. David L. Streiner: Measures of Frequency, Effect, and OutcomeIntroductionMeasures of Frequency - Incidence and PrevalenceMeasures of MortalityMeasures of ImpactSummaryReview QuestionsAnswers to Review QuestionsRecommended ReadingsReferences11. Charles H. Goldsmith: Quantitative Health ResearchIntroductionGraph Your DataDescribe Your Data NumericallyCreate Confidence Intervals for Your DataTest Your HypothesesWrite Your ReportSoftwareExtensions and More Complicated AnalysesSummaryReview QuestionsAnswers to Review QuestionsReferences12. Donald C. Cole: Reporting Health ResearchIntroductionThe Structure of a Research ReportThe Craft of WritingDifferent Purposes of Research Require Different Write-UpsApproaches with Different Methodologies and DesignsWriting for Different AudiencesSummaryReview QuestionsRecommended Readings and WebsitesReferences13. Elliot M. Goldner: Knowledge TranslationIntroductionDefining Knowledge TranslationBackground and Development of KT ScienceEffective KT StrategiesKT Frameworks and GuidesAdditional KT ConceptsSummaryReview QuestionsRecommended Readings and WebsitesReferencesGlossaryIndex