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Title Health science research : a handbook of quantitative methods / [edited by] Jennifer K. Peat ; with Craig Mellis, Katrina Williams, Wei Xuan.
Imprint Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2001.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 313 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Medical sciences -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medicine -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Medical statistics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre Handbooks and manuals.
Contents Title page; FOREWORD; CONTENTS; CONTRIBUTORS; INTRODUCTION; 1 REVIEWING THE LITERATURE; Improving health care delivery; Systematic reviews; Evidence-based practice; 2 PLANNING THE STUDY; Section 1 -- Study design; Section 2 -- Random error and bias; Section 3 -- Blinding and allocation concealment; 3 CHOOSING THE MEASUREMENTS; Section 1 -- Outcome measurements; Section 2 -- Confounders and effect-modifiers; Section 3 -- Validity; Section 4 -- Questionnaires and data forms; 4 CALCULATING THE SAMPLE SIZE; Section 1 -- Sample size calculations; Section 2 -- Interim analyses and stopping rules.
Summary A practical introduction to quantitative methods used in clinical health research.
Other Author Mellis, Craig.
Peat, Jennifer K.
Williams, Katrina.
Xuan, Wei.
Other Title Print version: Health science research. Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2001 1865083658