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Title Introduction to research in the health sciences [electronic resource] / Stephen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas.
Imprint Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier, 2008.


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Edition 5th ed.
Description vii, 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (301-303) and index.
Note Access restricted to computers on the UTEP campus or to UTEP students, faculty and staff from off campus.
Description based on print version record.
Subject Medicine -- Research -- Methodology.
Biomedical Research -- methods.
Research Design.
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.
Summary 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.
Other Author Thomas, Shane A.
Other Title Original