- A jargon-free guide to understanding and conducting research Uses metaphors, visual images, and examples to simplify complex research concepts Includes information on how to start a journal club, how to write case reports, and How to become a "clinician-researcher" Provides computer exercises to help readers understand statistical concepts
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK AND OVERVIEW: The Boat Metaphor; Why Research?; ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH CONCEPTS: Anatomy: Understanding the Research Process; Questions; Hypotheses; Theory; Designs; Sampling; Measurement; Descriptive Statistics; Inferential Statistics; Tests of Significance; Putting It All Together: Matching Question-Design-Analysis; The Function of Research; PATHOLOGY and VACCINATIONS: Mistakes with the Investigator; Mistakes with the Treatment; Mistakes with the Subjects; Mistakes in Measurement; Mistakes in Conducting Studies over Time; Mistakes in Math; THE EXAMINATION: FINDING MISTAKES IN STUDIES: Evaluating Research: Is It Believable?; Where to Find It in a Report; CLINICIANS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS: Just for Clinicians; Just for Graduate Students; The Future: A Final Word...or Two...or Three; Appendix A: Resources; Appendix B: List of Potential Biases in Research
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2000
- 12th October 2000
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Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Education, New York University, New York, NY, USA
"A very well-written reference using simple language to help students understand concepts. Not detailed enough for our primary textbook, but I highly recommend it as an alternative reference."
-Thomas Bevins, Florida Gulf Coast University
A few confusing visuals...The book has a mixed focus-science at times, practical advice at times.
"basic, easy to understand...good for clinicians just beginning research..."