Research provides the necessary evidence for clinical and public health practice. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary base of social scientific literature, this course provides a comprehensive introduction to the research process and methodologies used in social and public health research as well as the dissemination of research findings for public health practice. Topics covered will include how to start a research project, reviewing and synthesizing literature, distinguishing between scientific literature and other sources of information, formulating research questions, sampling methods, research ethics, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and research writing. It is the first of a two-course research sequence which aims to prepare you for the capstone course, the Senior Seminar (PH 5920), next semester.
Introduction to Health Research Methods by Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Call Number: Course Reserves
Publication Date: 2020-02-20
Designed to empower new investigators to conduct their own original research projects, the third edition of Introduction to Health Research Methods: A Practical Guide leads the reader step-by-step in performing quantitative and qualitative research in medicine, public health, and other clinical and population health fields. Organized in five sections, the text covers the entire research process from formulating a study question and selecting a study approach to collecting and analyzing data and then disseminating the findings. Chapters about methods for primary studies (collecting new data), secondary analyses (analyzing existing data), and tertiary studies (conducting literature reviews and meta-analyses) provide comprehensive coverage of the scope of health research. By breaking the research process down into a series of achievable steps, Introduction to Health Research Methods shows students and early career scholars how they can contribute to improving the health of individuals and communities through research.The Third Edition has been significantly updated to include:- Expanded coverage of qualitative research methods, including new chapters on qualitative study design, data collection, and data analysis.- Additional glossary terms that clarify key terminology for all stages of the research process and a diversity of study approaches.- Enhanced explanations of how to select and implement quantitative and qualitative research and analysis methodologies. - New and updated coverage of topics such as framing research questions, developing testable hypotheses, defining specific aims, responsibly conducting research, selecting study designs, minimizing bias, applying theoretical paradigms, ensuring rigor and reproducibility, conducting quality assessment, managing grants, and more.