Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences, 5e
by Stephen Polgar Page
- Paperback: 344 pages
- Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 5 edition (November 21, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0443074291
- ISBN-13: 978-0443074295
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- Format: Original Publisher PDF
- File Size: 2.6 MB
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Like the previous versions, the fifth edition of An Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences has two overall aims. 1) To introduce the fundamental principles of research methodology and explain how these principles are applied for conducting research in the health sciences. 2) To demonstrate how evidence produced through research is applied to solving problems in everday health care. This book is written in an accessible style. It maintains the traditions of the previous editions, with examples, questions, feedback sections, and an extensive glossary.Uses simple language and demystifies the jargonProvides built-in feedback for readers to assess their own progressGives examples relating directly to the health sciencesProvides an extensive glossary for better understanding of the language of researchAddresses qualitative as well as quantitative research issuesIncludes a chapter focussing on the use of qualitative methods in health researchIncludes a chapter for discussing systematic reviews and meta-analysesContains more revision questions Increased emphasis throughout on evidence based conceptsMore and updated discussion of qualitative research methodsNew section on basic epidemiological concepts as a research approachMore discussion of analysis and use of administrative and secondary data sets as research resourcesComplete rewrite of the chapter on causal researchStronger links between the sections on different stages of research