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Health Science Research : A handbook of quantitative methods - Jennifer K Peat

Health Science Research

A handbook of quantitative methods

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This is an excellent book, which will be of value to all those health professionals seeking to demystify the sometimes intimidating area of research. Well organised, comprehensive, and clearly written, it is indeed a 'handbook'; it has a clear, step by step approach with many practical examples. It is suitable for researchers across the range of health disciplines, and the authors are to be congratulated for what will become an important resource...Professor Frank Oberklaid, Director, Centre for Community Child Health..University of Melbourne/Royal Children's Hospital..This book will clearly be a great help to young, and to some extent, experienced research workers focusing on epidemiological and clinical questions framed either in terms of the broad community or patient groups. I recommend it warmly...Professor Stephen Leeder, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney..High quality clinical research is a cornerstone of effective health care and much good research is undertaken by clinicians. Yet many of the resources available on research methods are highly theoretical and inaccessible...Written in a user-friendly style by a team of experienced clinical researchers, Health Science Research guides readers through the fundamentals of clinical inquiry. It outlines the steps needed to plan a study, recruit and select subjects, gather and analyse data, and report on results. The authors also explain how to deal ethically with interviewees, and how to prepare a grant application...Health Science Research is an indispensable guide for anyone who needs to undertake a clinical study, including physicians, nurses, allied health workers, scientists and research assistants...Jennifer Peat is Hospital Statistician in the Clinical Epidemiology Unit at the New Children's Hospital, Westmead, and Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney. Katrina Williams and Professor Craig Mellis are from the same Hospital and Department, and Wei Xuan is from the Department of Medicine, University of Sydney.

Contents..Health Science Research..A Handbook of Practical Methods..Jennifer K. Peat with Katrina Williams, Wei Xuan and Craig Mellis..Foreword..Authors..Introduction..1. Reviewing the Literature.. Quality research.. Critical appraisal.. Systematic reviews.. Evidence-based practice..2. Planning the Study.. Study design.. Random error and bias..3. Selecting the measurements.. Outcome measurements.. Confounding and Effect modification.. Validity .. Questionnaires and data forms..4. Calculating the sample size.. Sample size calculations.. Interim analyses.. Stopping rules..5. Conducting the study.. Project management.. Randomisation and allocation concealment.. Data management..6. Analysing the Data.. Planning analyses.. Statistical methods.. Sele

ISBN: 9781741150650
ISBN-10: 1741150655
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1