Research Methods in Health

Research Methods in Health

Foundations for evidence-based practice

by Shahar HameiriMark Beeson and Pranee Liamputtong

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/11/2016

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Research Methods in Health 3rd edition is an introductory text that shows students different research techniques and how they are of value to the health professions.

The text assumes no prior knowledge and is written in an appealing, accessible style using examples to demonstrate the relevance and practical application of research to health care practice. 

  • Written to be inclusive of all health professions, fostering a team-based approach to health care practice. 
  • Covers qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research methods. 
  • Shows how to decide which research method to use and when.
  • Draws sensible links between evidence-based practice and research methodology. 
  • Introduces ways in which you can make sense of the research data you have collected and instructions on how to write up the data in a more meaningful way.

New to this Edition

New chapter 2: Getting started: Research Design and Evidence-Based Practice on designing and planning a research project. It looks at salient issues that researchers must consider in designing and planning for their research. It illustrates the differences between qualitative and quantitative research and includes content on literature review and research proposals.

  •  More material on how to critically evaluate qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research
  • Updated references and examplesMore on evidence-based practice and systematic review
  • More nursing examples included
  • A guided tour is included to assist navigation and explain how to best take advantage of the learning features used throughout.
  • Learning features Chapter Objectives  identify the material that students will cover in each chapterKey terms  help student identify key vocabulary to help them with their learning
  • Stop and Think  questions for students that encourage them to critically reflect on what theyve read in the chapter.
  • Research in Practice  These are research examples or practical cases that demonstrate how research can be applied in clinical practice.
  • Key term margin notes  help student identify key vocabulary to help them with their learningPractice exercises (formerly tutorial exercises)  clarify use in both tutorials and student self-directed study (based on feedback)
  • Chapter summary  review key learning points for each chapter so students can ensure theyve covered the key topics.
  • Further Reading and Websites  encourage students to conduct further investigation into each topic.
Research methods: general
Paperback / softback
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Oxford University Press ANZ
3rd Edition
Pranee Liamputtong

Pranee Liamputtong, Professor, Personal Chair in Public Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University

Pranee Liamputtong holds a position of Personal Chair in Public Health at the School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

She has previously taught in the School of Sociology and Anthropology and worked as a public health research fellow at the Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University.

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