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Research Techniques for the Health Sciences, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By James J. Neutens, Laurna Rubinson

Published by Benjamin Cummings

Published Date: Sep 30, 2009

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Research Techniques for the Health Sciences focuses on pragmatic aspects of health science research. Underlying concepts and theory are explained and illustrated through a common-sense approach utilizing case studies.


All of the text’s case studies are health-oriented in school, community, and hospital settings involving students, teachers, physicians, nurses, and health science researchers. This edition features an emphasis on the currency in the research methods processes.  CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book. 

Table of Contents

1. What is Research?
2. Developing the Research Proposal
3. Critical Review of the Literature and Information Resources
4. Research in an Ethical Context
5. Conducting Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
6. Data Collection through Surveys and Self-Reports
7. Sampling Designs and Techniques
8. Qualitative Research
9. Evaluation Research
10. Analytic Epidemiologic Studies
11. Analyzing and Interpreting Data: Descriptive Analysis
12. Analyzing and Interpreting Data: Inferential Analysis
13. Techniques for Data Presentation
14. Writing a Research Report
Appendix A. Common Statistical Procedures
Appendix B. World Wide Web Research Information

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Research Techniques for the Health Sciences, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$64.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69700-4