Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences
- Stephen Polgar, BSc(Hons), MSc, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
- Shane Thomas, DipPubPol, PhD, MAPS, Professor and Director of Primary Care Research, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
AudienceUndergraduate students in a wide range of Health Professions areas, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, biomedical scientists. Postgrad students doing Masters or PhD.
- Published: September 2013
- Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
- ISBN: 978-0-7020-4194-5
Table of Contents
Polgar & Thomas: Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences 6E
Section 1: The scientific method.
1 - Methods and health research
Section 2: Research planning.
2 - Research planning.
3 - Sampling methods and external validity.
Section 3: Research designs.
4 - Experimental designs and intervention studies.
5 - Surveys and quasi-experimental designs.
6 - Single case (n=1) designs.
7- Qualitative research. Discussion, questions and answers.
Section 4: Data collection.
8 - Questionnaire design.
9 - Interview techniques and the analysis of interview data.
10 - Observation.
11 - Measurement. Discussion, questions and answers.
Section 5: Descriptive statistics.
12 - Organisation and presentation of data.
13 - Measures of central tendency and variability.
14 - Standard scores and normal curve.
15 - Correlation. Discussion, questions and answers.
Section 6: Inferential statistics.
16 - Probability and sampling distributions.
17 - Selection and use of statistical tests.
18 - The interpretation of research evidence. Discussion, questions and answers.
Section 7: Dissemination and critical evaluation of research.
19 - Qualitative data analysis.
20 - Presentation of health science research.
21 - Critical evaluation of published research.
22 - Syntheses of research evidence.
23 - Transitional research
24 - Safe and effective intervention criteria
References and further reading.
Answers to questions.