- Polgar, Stephen.
- Thomas, Shane A.
- Churchill Livingstone Elsevier,
- 0443074291 (pbk.) :
- 9780443074295 (pbk.) :
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- Previous ed.: 2000.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-303) and index.
- Preface. Section 1: The scientific method. Chapter 1 - Methods and health research. Discussion, questions and answers. Section 2: Research planning. Chapter 2 - Research planning. Chapter 3 - Sampling methods and external validity. Chapter 4 - Causal research and internal validity. Discussion, questions and answers. Section 3: Research designs. Chapter 5 - Experimental designs and intervention studies. Chapter 6 - Surveys and quasi-experimental designs. Chapter 7 - Single case (n=1) designs. Chapter 8 - Qualitative research. Discussion, questions and answers. Section 4: Data collection. Chapter 9 - Questionnaire design. Chapter 10 - Interview techniques and the analysis of interview data. Chapter 11 - Observation. Chapter 12 - Measurement. Discussion, questions and answers. Section 5: Descriptive statistics. Chapter 13 - Organisation and presentation of data. Chapter 14 - Measures of central tendency and variability. Chapter 15 - Standard scores and normal curve. Chapter 16 - Correlation. Discussion, questions and answers. Section 6: Inferential statistics. Chapter 17 - Probability and sampling distributions. Chapter 18 - Hypotheses testing. Chapter 19 - Selection and use of statistical tests. Chapter 20 - The interpretation of research evidence. Discussion, questions and answers. Section 7: Dissemination and critical evaluation of research. Chapter 21 - Qualitative data analysis. Chapter 22 - Presentation of health science research. Chapter 23 - Critical evaluation of published research. Chapter 24 - Syntheses of research evidence. Glossary. References and further reading. Answers to questions. Appendices. Index.
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