9781118135402

Understanding and Conducting Research in the Health Sciences

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    9781118135402

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    1118135407

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/22/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Designed to develop and facilitate readers' ability to conduct research and understand the practical value of systematic information-gathering and decision-making in the fields of medicine and the health sciences, this book provides step-by-step coverage of the research process including research design, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing and presenting results. Ideal for graduate courses on research methods, quantitative analysis, and evaluation research in health sciences, public health, and medical sciences, this book present real-world applications of the discussed methodologies and offers key terms and ideas for most chapters.

Author Biography

CHRISTOPHER J. L. CUNNINGHAM, PhD, is UC Foundation Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational and Occupational Health Psychology at the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga, where he is also Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Cunningham is also a coauthor of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Understanding Business Research, both published by Wiley.

BART L. WEATHINGTON, PhD, is UC Foundation Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he is also Coordinator of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology graduate program. Dr. Weathington is also a coauthor of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Understanding Business Research, both published by Wiley.

DAVID J. PITTENGER, PhD, is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Marshall University. Dr. Pittenger is also a coauthor of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Understanding Business Research, both published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of the Research Process

Chapter 1: Behavioral and Social Research in the Health Sciences

Chapter 2: Ethics and Research

Chapter 3: The Foundations of Research

Chapter 4: An Overview of Empirical Methods

Part II: Part Nuts & Bolts of Research

Chapter 5: Writing the Research Report

Chapter 6: Reviewing the Literature

Chapter 7: Sampling

Chapter 8: Assessments, Surveys, and Objective Measurement

Chapter 9: A Model for Research Design

Part III: Common Research Designs

Chapter 10: Correlational Research

Chapter 11: Between-Subjects Designs

Chapter 12: Single Variable Between-Subjects Research

Chapter 13: Between-Subjects Factorial Designs

Chapter 14: Correlated Groups Designs

Part IV: Special Research Designs

Chapter 15: Single-participant Experiments, Longitudinal Studies, and Quasi Experimental Designs

Chapter 16: Research with Categorical Data

Chapter 17: Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research

Appendix A: Reviewing the Statistics behind the Research

Appendix B: Statistical Tables

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