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Getting started in health research

Author: David Bowers; Allan House; David Owens
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books, 2011.
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By the time you've read this book, you'll be ready to design your own research project Not everyone in clinical research is a scientific investigator. In fact, a large proportion of health  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bowers; Allan House; David Owens
ISBN: 9781405191487 1405191481
OCLC Number: 697768681
Description: viii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Limbering up --
Turning your general aim into a specific question --
Taking a preliminary look at what has already been done --
On your marks --
Coming up with an initial plan of action --
Carrying out a systematic search --
Building a team --
Get set --
Choosing the best study design --
Selecting samples for quantitative research --
Selecting samples for qualitative research --
Wait for it --
Deciding what information to collect --
Tackling confounders --
How many people to study? --
Getting ready for a qualitative analysis --
Getting ready for a quantitative analysis --
Writing your final protocol --
Arranging funding --
Getting permission to go ahead --
Go --
Recruiting for participants --
Collecting and recording the data --
Living with (and without) the data --
Staying the course --
Taking stock --
Making sense of your results: the quantitative case --
Making sense of your results: the qualitative case --
Finishing line --
Writing a research paper --
Setting out your findings --
Writing your discussion --
Writing a thesis or other report --
Dealing with journals.
Responsibility: David Bowers, Allan House, David Owens.
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