Introduction to Health Research Methods, 2nd ed.
by Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Introduction to Health Research Methods empowers new investigators to conduct their own original research projects. The five sections of the text provide a step-by-step guide to conducting research in medicine, public health, and other clinical fields and health sciences. The book covers the entire research process from identifying a study question and selecting a study approach to collecting and analyzing data to disseminating the findings through presentation or publication. Primary studies (collection of new data), secondary analyses (analysis of existing data), and tertiary studies (literature reviews and meta-analyses) are all described, and elements of research ethics are woven throughout the book.
By breaking the research process down into manageable steps, Introduction to Health Research Methods communicates the excitement and importance of health research, and encourages students and early career scholars to make their own contribution to improving the health of individuals and communities through research.