With a unique focus on research methods as applied to Epidemiology and Public Health Research, this text is unlike any others of its kind.
Tailored for multiple purposes including learning about and being equipped to evaluate research studies, conducting thesis/dissertation/capstone projects, and publishing scientific results, Epidemiologic Research Methods in Public Health Practice covers the full breadth of epidemiologic study designs and topics (case, case-control, and cohort studies).
Unlike other research methods texts, this book includes many practical exercises and case studies which help to easily guide the student through each step of the research process. Hands-on exercises, using appropriate software, are also included to give the student a thorough understanding of the tool sets available to public health practitioners.
- Includes practical exercises and case studies that guide the student through each step of the research process.
- Offers hands-on quantitative exercises, using appropriate software
- A comprehensive set of appendices provides students with additional resources for further research and study.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Chapter 1 Overview of the Research Process
Chapter 2 Research Goals in Epidemiology
Chapter 3 Overview of Epidemiologic Study Designs
Chapter 4 Research Ethics
Chapter 5 Formulating the Research Question
Chapter 6 Reviewing the Literature
Chapter 7 Obtaining Subjects
Chapter 8 Measuring Concepts
Chapter 9 Analyzing Data
Chapter 10 Interpreting Results
Chapter 11 Reporting Results
Chapter 12 Getting Accepted: Funding, Presentation, Publication
About the Authors
Susan Bailey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health
Program, Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois
Deepa Handu, PhD, RD, LDN, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, MSNW Director, Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois