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Introduction to research in the health sciences

Author: Stephen Polgar; Shane A Thomas
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Research is fundamental to the health sciences, and the ability to employ research methods and techniques is an essential skill for health professionals. This text demystifies research jargon, providing a comprehensive guide to techniques and issues.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Polgar, Stephen.
Introduction to research in the health sciences.
Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier, 2008
(DLC) 2007002160
(OCoLC)80019978
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Polgar; Shane A Thomas
ISBN: 9780702050169 0702050164
OCLC Number: 679375938
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 334 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Methods and health research: discussion, questions, and answers --
Research planning --
Sampling methods and external validity --
Causal research and internal validity: discussion, questions, and answers --
Experimental designs and intervention studies --
Surveys and quasi-experimental designs --
Single case (n=1) designs --
Qualitative research --
Questionnaire design --
Interview techniques and the analysis of interview data --
Observation --
Measurement: discussion, questions, and answers --
Organization and presentation of data --
Measures of central tendency and variability --
Standard scores and normal curve --
Correlation: discussion, questions, and answers --
Probability and sampling distributions --
Hypothesis testing --
Selection and use of statistical tests --
The interpretation of research evidence: Discussion, questions, and answers --
Qualitative data analysis --
Presentation of health science research --
Critical evaluation of published research --
Synthesis of research evidence.
Responsibility: Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas.
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