Research methods in health : investigating health and health services

Sect. I. Investigating health services and health: the scope of research. 1. Evaluating health services: multidisciplinary collaboration -- 2. Social research on health: sociological and psychological concepts and approaches. 1. Health and illness -- 2. Social factors in illness and responses to illness -- 3. Models of health behaviour -- 4. Health-related quality of life -- 5. Interactions between health professionals patients -- 3. Health needs and their assessment: demography and epidemiology. 1. The assessment of health needs -- 2. Epidemiology -- 3. The role of demography -- 4. Costing health services: health economics -- Sect. II. The philosophy, theory and practice of research. 5. The philosophical framework of measurement -- 6. The principles of research -- Sect. III. Quantitative research: sampling and research methods. 7. Sample size and sampling for quantitative research. 1. Calculation of sample size, statistical significance and sampling -- 2. Methods of sampling -- 8. Quantitative research: surveys. 1. Survey methods -- 2. Methods of analyzing change in longitudinal studies -- 9. Quantitative research: experiments and other analytic methods of investigation -- 10. Sample selection and group assignment methods in experiments and other analytic methods -- Sect. IV. The tools of quantitative research. 11. Data collection methods in quantitative research: questionnaires, interviews and their response rates -- 12. Questionnaire design -- 13. Techniques of survey interviewing -- 14. Preparation of quantitative data for coding and analysis -- Sect. V. Qualitative and combined research methods, and their analysis. 15. Unstructured and structured observational studies -- 16. Unstructured interviewing and focus grops. 1. Unstructured interviews -- 2. Focus groups -- 17. Mixed research approaches. 1. Case studies -- 2. Consensus methods -- 3. Action rsearch and rapdi appraisal techniques -- 4. Document research.

Location: TC Bio-Medical Library WA20.5 B787r 2009

Author: Ann Bowling

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