Designed to develop and facilitate readers’ ability to conduct research and understand the practical value of systematic information-gathering and decision-making in the fields of medicine and the health sciences, this book provides step-by-step coverage of the research process including research design, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing and presenting results. Ideal for graduate courses on research methods, quantitative analysis, and evaluation research in health sciences, public health, and medical sciences, this book presents real-world applications of the discussed methodologies and offers key terms and ideas for most chapters.
Table of Contents
Part I: Overview of the Research Process
Chapter 1: Behavioral and Social Research in the Health Sciences
Chapter 2: Ethics and Research
Chapter 3: The Foundations of Research
Chapter 4: An Overview of Empirical Methods
Part II: Part Nuts & Bolts of Research
Chapter 5: Writing the Research Report
Chapter 6: Reviewing the Literature
Chapter 7: Sampling
Chapter 8: Assessments, Surveys, and Objective Measurement
Chapter 9: A Model for Research Design
Part III: Common Research Designs
Chapter 10: Correlational Research
Chapter 11: Between-Subjects Designs
Chapter 12: Single Variable Between-Subjects Research
Chapter 13: Between-Subjects Factorial Designs
Chapter 14: Correlated Groups Designs
Part IV: Special Research Designs
Chapter 15: Single-participant Experiments, Longitudinal Studies, and Quasi Experimental Designs
Chapter 16: Research with Categorical Data
Chapter 17: Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research
Appendix A: Reviewing the Statistics behind the Research
Appendix B: Statistical Tables
CHRISTOPHER J. L. CUNNINGHAM, PhD, is UC Foundation Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational and Occupational Health Psychology at the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga, where he is also Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Cunningham is also a coauthor of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Understanding Business Research, both published by Wiley.
BART L. WEATHINGTON, PhD, is UC Foundation Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he is also Coordinator of the Industrial-Organizational Psychology graduate program. Dr. Weathington is also a coauthor of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences andUnderstanding Business Research, both published by Wiley.
DAVID J. PITTENGER, PhD, is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Marshall University. Dr. Pittenger is also a coauthor of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Understanding Business Research, both published by Wiley.