Clinical Research for Health Professionals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750671934

Clinical Research for Health Professionals

1st Edition

A User-Friendly Guide

Author: Mitchell Batavia
Paperback ISBN: 9780750671934
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 12th October 2000
Page Count: 160

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  • 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

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Mitchell Batavia

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Education, New York University, New York, NY, USA