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Research methods in community medicine : surveys, epidemiological research, programme evaluation, clinical trials, J.H. Abramson, Z.H. Abramson

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Research methods in community medicine : surveys, epidemiological research, programme evaluation, clinical trials
Title
Research methods in community medicine
Title remainder
surveys, epidemiological research, programme evaluation, clinical trials
Statement of responsibility
J.H. Abramson, Z.H. Abramson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is written for students and practitioners of community medicine and public health (epidemiologists, family physicians, nurses, health educators, administrators, and others) who are interested in planning investigations of groups and populations, such as health surveys, cohort studies, comparisons of cases and controls, prophylactic and therapeutic trials, and other epidemiological and evaluative research. The book may also be helpful to non-researchers who wish to enhance their capacity for the judicious appraisal of medical literature. It is a step by step guide to the design, conduct and analysis of these studies, and assumes little prior knowledge, but has copious notes and references for the benefit of readers who wish to learn more."--BOOK JACKET
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1924-
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Abramson, J. H.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1924-
  • 1924-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Abramson, Z. H.
  • Abramson, J. H.
  • Abramson, J. H.
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  • Health surveys
  • Public health
  • Community health services
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical trials
  • Research
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Community Medicine
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Program Evaluation
Label
Research methods in community medicine : surveys, epidemiological research, programme evaluation, clinical trials, J.H. Abramson, Z.H. Abramson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Rev. ed. of: Survey methods in community medicine. 5th ed. 1999
  • Companion v. to: Making sense of data / J.H. Abramson. 3rd ed. 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • First steps.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Types of investigation.
  • p. 13
  • 3.
  • Stages of an investigation.
  • p. 35
  • 4.
  • Formulating the objectives.
  • p. 39
  • 5.
  • objectives of evaluative studies.
  • p. 49
  • 6.
  • study population.
  • p. 61
  • 7.
  • Control groups.
  • p. 69
  • 8.
  • Sampling.
  • p. 77
  • 9.
  • Selecting cases and controls for case-control studies.
  • p. 91
  • 10.
  • variables.
  • p. 101
  • 11.
  • Defining the variables.
  • p. 109
  • 12.
  • Definitions of diseases.
  • p. 117
  • 13.
  • Scales of measurement.
  • p. 125
  • 14.
  • Composite scales.
  • p. 133
  • 15.
  • Methods of collecting data.
  • p. 143
  • 16.
  • Reliability.
  • p. 151
  • 17.
  • Validity.
  • p. 161
  • 18.
  • Interviews and self-administered questionnaires.
  • p. 179
  • 19.
  • Constructing a questionnaire.
  • p. 193
  • 20.
  • Surveying the opinions of a panel: consensus methods.
  • p. 203
  • 21.
  • use of documentary sources.
  • p. 209
  • 22.
  • Planning the records.
  • p. 225
  • 23.
  • Planning the handling of data.
  • p. 233
  • 24.
  • Pretests and other preparations.
  • p. 241
  • 25.
  • Collecting the data.
  • p. 247
  • 26.
  • Statistical analysis.
  • p. 251
  • 27.
  • Interpreting the findings.
  • p. 259
  • 28.
  • Making sense of associations.
  • p. 269
  • 29.
  • Application of the study findings.
  • p. 297
  • 30.
  • Writing a report.
  • p. 305
  • 31.
  • Rapid epidemiological methods.
  • p. 313
  • 32.
  • Clinical trials.
  • p. 325
  • 33.
  • Programme trials.
  • p. 345
  • 34.
  • Community -oriented primary care.
  • p. 357
  • 35.
  • Using the Web for health research.
  • p. 373
  • Appendix A.
  • Community appraisal: a check list.
  • p. 383
  • Appendix B.
  • Random numbers.
  • p. 387
  • Appendix C.
  • Free computer programs.
  • p. 389
  • Index.
  • p. 407
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
6th ed
Extent
vi, 414 p.
Isbn
9780470986615
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Research methods in community medicine : surveys, epidemiological research, programme evaluation, clinical trials, J.H. Abramson, Z.H. Abramson
Publication
Note
  • Rev. ed. of: Survey methods in community medicine. 5th ed. 1999
  • Companion v. to: Making sense of data / J.H. Abramson. 3rd ed. 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • First steps.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Types of investigation.
  • p. 13
  • 3.
  • Stages of an investigation.
  • p. 35
  • 4.
  • Formulating the objectives.
  • p. 39
  • 5.
  • objectives of evaluative studies.
  • p. 49
  • 6.
  • study population.
  • p. 61
  • 7.
  • Control groups.
  • p. 69
  • 8.
  • Sampling.
  • p. 77
  • 9.
  • Selecting cases and controls for case-control studies.
  • p. 91
  • 10.
  • variables.
  • p. 101
  • 11.
  • Defining the variables.
  • p. 109
  • 12.
  • Definitions of diseases.
  • p. 117
  • 13.
  • Scales of measurement.
  • p. 125
  • 14.
  • Composite scales.
  • p. 133
  • 15.
  • Methods of collecting data.
  • p. 143
  • 16.
  • Reliability.
  • p. 151
  • 17.
  • Validity.
  • p. 161
  • 18.
  • Interviews and self-administered questionnaires.
  • p. 179
  • 19.
  • Constructing a questionnaire.
  • p. 193
  • 20.
  • Surveying the opinions of a panel: consensus methods.
  • p. 203
  • 21.
  • use of documentary sources.
  • p. 209
  • 22.
  • Planning the records.
  • p. 225
  • 23.
  • Planning the handling of data.
  • p. 233
  • 24.
  • Pretests and other preparations.
  • p. 241
  • 25.
  • Collecting the data.
  • p. 247
  • 26.
  • Statistical analysis.
  • p. 251
  • 27.
  • Interpreting the findings.
  • p. 259
  • 28.
  • Making sense of associations.
  • p. 269
  • 29.
  • Application of the study findings.
  • p. 297
  • 30.
  • Writing a report.
  • p. 305
  • 31.
  • Rapid epidemiological methods.
  • p. 313
  • 32.
  • Clinical trials.
  • p. 325
  • 33.
  • Programme trials.
  • p. 345
  • 34.
  • Community -oriented primary care.
  • p. 357
  • 35.
  • Using the Web for health research.
  • p. 373
  • Appendix A.
  • Community appraisal: a check list.
  • p. 383
  • Appendix B.
  • Random numbers.
  • p. 387
  • Appendix C.
  • Free computer programs.
  • p. 389
  • Index.
  • p. 407
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
6th ed
Extent
vi, 414 p.
Isbn
9780470986615
Other physical details
ill.

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