The Resource Introduction to research in the health sciences, Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas

Introduction to research in the health sciences, Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas

Label
Introduction to research in the health sciences
Title
Introduction to research in the health sciences
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This popular textbook provides a concise, but comprehensive, overview of health research as an integrated, problem-solving process. It bridges the gap between health research methods and evidence-based clinical practice, making it an essential tool for students embarking on research. Practitioners also benefit from guidance on interpreting the ever-expanding published research in clinical and scientific journals, to ensure their practice is up to date and evidence-based and to help patients understand information obtained online
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
610.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R850
LC item number
.P65 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Introduction to research in the health sciences, Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition: Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section 1. Methodological foundations of health research : Foundations of health research ; Quantitative and qualitative methods ; The research process -- Section 2. Research planning : The formulation of research questions ; Sampling methods and external validity ; Ethics -- Section 3. Research designs : Experimental designs and randomized controlled trials ; Surveys and quasi-experimental designs ; Single case (n = 1) designs ; Qualitative research -- Section 4. Data collection : Questionnaires ; Interviewing techniques ; Observation ; Measurement -- Section 5. Descriptive statistics : Organization and presentation of data ; Measures of central tendency and variability ; Standard scores and normal distributions ; Correlation -- Section 6. Data analysis and inference : Probability and confidence intervals ; Hypothesis testing: selection and use of statistical tests ; Effect size and the interpretation of evidence ; Qualitative data analysis -- Section 7. Evaluation and dissemination of research results : Critical evaluation of published research ; Synthesis: systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Control code
ocn889521520
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Sixth edition
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 235 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780702046698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30557252
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889521520
  • pebcl0702046698

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