Research Methods in Health: Foundations for Evidenced Based Practice

Paperback | June 10, 2013

byPranee Liamputtong

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Research Methods in Health: Foundations for Evidence-based Practice, Second Edition is an accessible text that introduces students to qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research methods, and demonstrates the relevance of research to health care practice. The text assumes no priorknowledge and shows novice researchers how and when to apply the most appropriate research methodology. The second edition includes a new chapter on "Metasynthesis of Qualitative Research for Evidence-based Practice" and expanded coverage of how to critically evaluate qualitative and quantitativeand mixed methods research.

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Research Methods in Health: Foundations for Evidence-based Practice, Second Edition is an accessible text that introduces students to qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research methods, and demonstrates the relevance of research to health care practice. The text assumes no priorknowledge and shows novice researchers how and w...

Pranee Liamputtong holds a position of Personal Chair in Public Health at the School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Pranee has previously taught in the School of Sociology and Anthropology and worked as a public health research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health, La Trobe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 10.87 × 8.27 × 0.07 inPublished:June 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195520068

ISBN - 13:9780195520064

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PART I: METHODS AND PRINCIPLES1. The Science of Words and the Science of Numbers: Research Methods as Foundations for Evidence-based Practice in Health2. What is Ethical Research?PART II: QUALITATIVE APPROACHES AND PRACTICES3. The In-depth Interviewing Method in Health4. Focus Groups in Health Research5. Narrative Enquiry and Health Research6. Ethnography as Health Research7. Using Grounded Theory in Health Research8. Phenomenology and Rehabilitation Research9. Using Clinical Data-mining as Practice-based Evidence10. 'Clear at a Distance, Jumbled up Close': Observation, Immersion and Reflection in the Process that is Creative ResearchPART III: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND PRACTICES11. Measure Twice, Cut Once: Understanding the Reliability and Validity of the Clinical Measurement Tools Used in Health Research12. Single-subject Experimental Designs in Health Research13. Surveys and Questionnaires in Health Research14. How Do We Know What We Know? Epidemiology in Health Research15. Clinical Trials: The Good, the Bad and the UglyPART IV: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEW16. Evidence-based Health Care17. Evidence-based Practice in Therapeutic Health Care18. Metasynthesis of qualitative research for evidence-based practice19. Everything You Wanted to Know about Systematic Reviews but Were Afraid to Ask20. Integrated Methods in Health Research21. The Use of Mixed Methods in Health Research22. Collaborative Participatory Research with Disadvantaged CommunitiesPART VI: MAKING SENSE OF DATA AND PRESENTATION23. Making Sense of Qualitative Data24. Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS)25. Data Analysis in Quantitative Research26. How to Read and Make Sense of Statistical Data27. Writing and critically appraising published research reports