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Title Principles of research methodology : a guide for clinical investigators / Phyllis G. Supino, Jeffrey S. Borer, editors ; foreword by Stephen E. Epstein.
Imprint New York, NY : Springer, ©2012.


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Medicine -- Research -- Methodology.
Biomedical Research -- methods.
Clinical Trials as Topic.
Research Design.
public health
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Contents Overview of the Research Process / Phyllis G. Supino -- Developing a Research Problem / Phyllis G. Supino and Helen Ann Brown Epstein -- The Research Hypothesis: Role and Construction / Phyllis G. Supino -- Design and Interpretation of Observational Studies: Cohort, Case-Control, and Cross-Sectional Designs / Martin L. Lesser -- Fundamental Issues in Evaluating the Impact of Interventions: Sources and Control of Bias / Phyllis G. Supino -- Protocol Development and Preparation for a Clinical Trial / Joseph A. Franciosa -- Data Collection and Management in Clinical Research / Mario Guralnik -- Constructing and Evaluating Self-Report Measures / Peter L. Flom, Phyllis G. Supino and N. Philip Ross -- Selecting and Evaluating Secondary Data: The Role of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis / Lorenzo Paladino and Richard H. Sinert -- Sampling Methodology: Implications for Drawing Conclusions from Clinical Research Findings / Richard C. Zink -- Introductory Statistics in Medical Research / Todd A. Durham, Gary G. Koch and Lisa M. LaVange -- Ethical Issues in Clinical Research / Eli A. Friedman -- How to Prepare a Scientific Paper / Jeffrey S. Borer.
Summary Principles of Research Methodology: A Guide for Clinical Investigators is the definitive, comprehensive guide to understanding and performing clinical research. Designed for medical students, physicians, basic scientists involved in translational research, and other health professionals, this indispensable reference also addresses the unique challenges and demands of clinical research and offers clear guidance in becoming a more successful member of a medical research team and critical reader of the medical research literature. The book covers the entire research process, beginning with the conception of the research problem to publication of findings. Principles of Research Methodology: A Guide for Clinical Investigators comprehensively and concisely presents concepts in a manner that is relevant and engaging to read. The text combines theory and practical application to familiarize the reader with the logic of research design and hypothesis construction, the importance of research planning, the ethical basis of human subjects research, the basics of writing a clinical research protocol and scientific paper, the logic and techniques of data generation and management, and the fundamentals and implications of various sampling techniques and alternative statistical methodologies. Organized in thirteen easy to read chapters, the text emphasizes the importance of clearly-defined research questions and well-constructed hypothesis (reinforced throughout the various chapters) for informing methods and in guiding data interpretation. Written by prominent medical scientists and methodologists who have extensive personal experience in biomedical investigation and in teaching key aspects of research methodology to medical students, physicians and other health professionals, the authors expertly integrate theory with examples and employ language that is clear and useful for a general medical audience. A major contribution to the methodology literature, Principles of Research Methodology: A Guide for Clinical Investigators is an authoritative resource for all individuals who perform research, plan to perform it, or wish to understand it better.
Other Author Supino, Phyllis G.
Borer, J. S. (Jeffrey S.)
Other Title Print version: Supino, Phyllis G. Principles of Research Methodology : A Guide for Clinical Investigators. Dordrecht : Springer, ©2012 9781461433590