Research Methods in Health

Investigating Health and Health Services

Author: Ann Bowling

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335262759

Category: Political Science

Page: 538

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This bestselling book provides an accessible introduction to the concepts and practicalities of research methods in health and health services.

How to Research

Author: Loraine Blaxter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238696

Category: Science

Page: 329

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Includes chapters on planning and carrying out small-scale research projects, this practical guide takes the reader step-by-step through the research process, from writing proposals to completion of the project. As well as exercises, it also gives advice on writing proposals and making presentations.

Research Methods for Social Workers

Author: Linda Bell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137442840

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This handy book is a one-stop introduction to research and evaluation for social workers. Including unique project examples, exercises, discussion points and extensive signposting to further reading, and drawing on the author's many years of teaching experience, it is essential reading for students who may be unfamiliar with research methods.

Health Services Research Methods

Author: Leiyu Shi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428352295

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Written with an emphasis on health services delivery and management, Health Services Research Methods balances classic and current models and methodology. It showcases approaches to measuring the relevant structure, process, and outcome variables that can be used to address efficiency and equity issues in health care services delivery. Emerging health services research tools and skills are included as well as implications for practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Midwifery

Preparation for Practice

Author: Sally K. Tracy,Carol Thorogood,Jan Pincombe,Sally Pairman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072957928X

Category: Medical

Page: 976

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Midwifery Preparation for Practice 2e is the only text which reflects the historical and socio – political environment in which midwives in Australia and New Zealand practice. In addition, it is the only text which incorporates the philosophy and standards endorsed by New Zealand and Australian Colleges of Midwives while also focusing on the partnership between midwives with women and the woman- centred model of midwifery care. The second edition has built on the existing philosophy and structure of Midwifery: Preparation for Practice, though with a greater emphasis on the development of critical thinking and researching skills. Key chapters have been re-written to reflect recent changes in government legislation while current research and pertinent examples are included throughout the text. This new edition is supported by a comprehensive suite of resources for both Instructors and Students using the Evolve website as a platform. These ancillaries will re-enforce the critical thinking elements for students with interactive case studies and scenario based learning exercises as well as the multiple choice questions. Presents unique philosophy and woman-centered approach in line with the standards set by the ACNM and NZCM Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand Key terms, Chapter Overview, Learning Outcomes and Review Questions included in every chapter. Reflective exercises, Critical thinking exercises and Clinical Scenarios to encourage active student learning 2 new Indigenous chapters highlight key health aspects relevant for Midwives working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and Maori women New chapter on Perineal care and repair Increased coverage of anatomy and physiology Instructor and Student resources on Evolve with a focus on critical thinking – Weblinks, interactive case studies, PowerPoints, additional exercises with questions and answers

Handbook Of Health Research Methods: Investigation, Measurement And Analysis

Author: Bowling, Ann,Ebrahim, Shah

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335214606

Category: Medical

Page: 625

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Handbook of Health Research Methods is an essential tool for researchers and postgraduate students taking masters courses, or undertaking doctoral programmes, in health services evaluation, health sciences, health management, public health, nursing, sociology, socio-biology, medicine and epidemiology. However, the book also appeals to health professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of research methods in order to make effective policy and practice decisions.

Need to Know: Social Science Research Methods

Author: Lisa McIntyre

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This accessible, alternative approach to mainstream Research Methods titles is written for students who will need to interpret social research in their careers and, more than likely, have opportunities to do research. The book’s focus is on equipping students with the tools both to evaluate research done by others and to do their own research. Exercises in the text help students develop skills and strategies for research, including Internet assignments for finding and evaluating sources. The text provides students with a solid grounding in the relevant aspects of the philosophy of science and thoroughly explains the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods.

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Author: Miquel Porta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199390053

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology -- the most updated since its inception -- reflects the profound substantive and methodological changes that have come to characterize epidemiology and its associated disciplines. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, this book remains the essential reference for anyone studying or working in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medicine, or the growing number health sciences in which epidemiologic competency is now required. More than just a dictionary, this text is an essential guidebook to the state of the science. It offers the most current, authoritative definitions of terms central to biomedical and public health literature -- everything from confounding and incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat. As epidemiology continues to change and grow, A Dictionary of Epidemiology will remain its book of record.

The Disordered Mind

An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness

Author: George Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135088845

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness, second edition examines and explains, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, and more. It is also an outstanding introduction to philosophy of mind from the perspective of mental disorder. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes new discussions of grief and psychopathy, the problems of the psychophysical basis of disorder, the nature of selfhood, and clarification of the relation between rationality and mental disorder. Each chapter explores a central question or problem about mental disorder, including: what is mental disorder and can it be distinguished from neurological disorder? what roles should reference to psychological, cultural, and social factors play in the medical/scientific understanding of mental disorder? what makes mental disorders undesirable? Are they diseases? mental disorder and the mind–body problem is mental disorder a breakdown of rationality? What is a rational mind? addiction, responsibility and compulsion ethical dilemmas posed by mental disorder, including questions of dignity and self-respect. Each topic is clearly explained and placed in a clinical and philosophical context. Mental disorders discussed include clinical depression, dissociative identity disorder, anxiety, religious delusions, and paranoia. Several non-mental neurological disorders that possess psychological symptoms are also examined, including Alzheimer’s disease, Down’s syndrome, and Tourette’s syndrome. Containing chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, The Disordered Mind, second edition is a superb introduction to the philosophy of mental disorder for students of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, and related mental health professions.

Musical Creativity: Insights from Music Education Research

Author: Dr Oscar Odena

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409495086

Category: Music

Page: 246

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How do we develop musical creativity? How is musical creativity nurtured in collaborative improvisation? How is it used as a communicative tool in music therapy? This comprehensive volume offers new research on these questions by an international team of experts from the fields of music education, music psychology and music therapy. The book celebrates the rich diversity of ways in which learners of all ages develop and use musical creativity. Contributions focus broadly on the composition/improvisation process, considering its conceptualization and practices in a number of contexts. The authors examine how musical creativity can be fostered in formal settings, drawing examples from primary and secondary schools, studio, conservatoire and university settings, as well as specialist music schools and music therapy sessions. These essays will inspire readers to think deeply about musical creativity and its development. The book will be of crucial interest to music educators, policy makers, researchers and students, as it draws on applied research from across the globe, promoting coherent and symbiotic links between education, music and psychology research.

Research Into Practice

Essential Skills for Reading and Applying Research in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Patrick Crookes,Sue Davies

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health

Page: 340

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This guide aims to provide a user-friendly guide to research skills for nursing students. It focuses on the skills of research appreciation and application which are distinct from the skills necessary to undertake research. It prepares the reader to access, critically evaluate, understand and use research-based literature within the multidisciplinary context of modern health services, and emphasizes the range of sources of knowledge which inform nursing practice.

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Author: Ming T. Tsuang,Mauricio Tohen,Peter Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047097740X

Category: Medical

Page: 664

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The new edition of this critically praised textbook continues to provide the most comprehensive overview of the concepts, methods, and research advances in the field; particularly the application of molecular genomics and of neuroimaging. It has been revised and enhanced to capitalize on the strengths of the first and second editions while keeping it up-to-date with the field of psychiatry and epidemiology. This comprehensive publication now includes chapters on experimental epidemiology, gene-environment interactions, the use of case registries, eating disorders, suicide, childhood disorders and immigrant populations, and the epidemiology of a number of childhood disorders. As in the first and second editions, the objective is to provide a comprehensive, easy to understand overview of research methods for the non-specialist. The book is ideal for students of psychiatric epidemiology, psychiatric residents, general psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals. The book features a new editor, Peter Jones, from the University of Cambridge, who joins the successful US team of Ming Tsuang and Mauricio Tohen.


Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research

Author: Michael Wadsworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198528485

Category: Medical

Page: 258

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"This book will be of interest to researchers, clinicians, and epidemiologists, to clarify their thinking about life course pathways and the nature of life course evidence.

Social Work

Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society

Author: Cynthia Bisman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536887

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new conceptualizations, definitions, and explanations for social work practice and principles in the areas of assessment, relationships, communication, best practices, intervention, and differential use of self. Case studies fully discuss and illustrate the use of these approaches with real clients and provide a lens inclusive of geography and culture to promote social justice and human well-being, whether within one's own nation or across national borders. Recognizing that targeted practice with individuals is the key to successful outcomes, this textbook equips today's practitioners with the values, skills, and knowledge necessary for social work practice in a globalized world.

Associative Learning and Conditioning Theory

Human and Non-Human Applications

Author: Todd R Schachtman PhD,Steve S Reilly PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199876136

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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Although many professionals in psychology (including the sub-disciplines of human learning and memory, clinical practice related to psychopathology, neuroscience, educational psychology and many other areas) no longer receive training in learning and conditioning, the influence of this field remains strong. Therefore, many researchers and clinicians have little knowledge about basic learning theory and its current applications beyond their own specific research topic. The primary purpose of the present volume is to highlight ways in which basic learning principles, methodology, and phenomena underpin, and indeed guide, contemporary translational research. With contributions from a distinguished collection of internationally renowned scholars, this 23-chapter volume contains specific research issues but is also broad in scope, covering a variety of topics in which associative learning and conditioning theory apply, such as drug abuse and addiction, anxiety, fear and pain research, advertising, attribution processes, acquisition of likes and dislikes, social learning, psychoneuroimmunology, and psychopathology (e.g., autism, depression, helplessness and schizophrenia). This breadth is captured in the titles of the three major sections of the book: Applications to Clinical Pathology; Applications to Health and Addiction; Applications to Cognition, Social Interaction and Motivation. The critically important phenomena and methodology of learning and conditioning continue to have a profound influence on theory and clinical concerns related to the mechanisms of memory, cognition, education, and pathology of emotional and consummatory disorders. This volume is expected to have the unique quality of serving the interests of many researchers, educators and clinicians including, for example, neuroscientists, learning and conditioning researchers, psychopharmacologists, clinical psychopathologists, and practitioners in the medical field.

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Author: Yoav Ben-Shlomo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199656517

Category: Medical

Page: 282

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This title investigates the lifetime determinants of healthy ageing and their implications for policy and practice, bringing together authorities in ageing research and knowledge transfer from across the world.

Healing, Intention, and Energy Medicine

Science, Research Methods, and Clinical Implications

Author: Wayne B. Jonas,Cindy C. Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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"This exciting and authoritative book offers a comprehensive, systematic review of research on spiritual healing, mind-matter interaction, intentionality and energy medicine. With contributors from over 20 leading researchers and writers in this field, it describes research methods used to investigate mental, spiritual and energy healing, offers guidelines for researchers involved in these areas and details the practical, clinical implications of this research for practitioenrs." - back cover.