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Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences, 6th Edition

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This popular textbook provides a concise, but comprehensive, overview of health research as an integrated, problem-solving process. It bridges the gap between health research methods and evidence-based clinical practice, making it an essential tool for students embarking on research. Practitioners also benefit from guidance on interpreting the ever-expanding published research in clinical and scientific journals, to ensure their practice is up to date and evidence-based and to help patients understand information obtained online.

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    Online interactive self-assessment tests:

    • Multiple choice questions
    • True or false questions
    • Short answer questions

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Key Features

      • Uses simple language and demystifies research jargon
      • Covers both quantitative and qualitative research methodology, taking a very practical approach
      • Gives examples directly related to the health sciences
      • Each chapter contains a self-assessment test so that the reader can be sure they know all the important points
      • Provides an extensive glossary for better understanding of the language of research

    Published Reviews

      "[As for the clinician], under-graduate students are required to understand health research in order to inform their growing practice and learning. For post-graduate students, this textbook would be a nice “starter” to provide good, basic detail about health research which would be useful for the planning phases of post-graduate research." Reviewed by D r. Richard Ellis on behalf of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, January 2015

      "..a useful addition for someone brushing up on their research method skills, terminology and definitions in order to understand the published journals better!" Reviewed by Tobias Bremer on behalf of InTouch, July 2015

    Author Information

      By Stephen Polgar, BSc(Hons), MSc, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and Shane A. Thomas, DipPubPol, PhD, MAPS, Professor and Director of Primary Care Research, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

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    Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences, 6th Edition
    • Paperback
    • Reference
    • 256 Pages
    • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
    • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
    • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4194-5
    • Copyright: 2014