Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Health Care Professionals

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Juta and Company Ltd, 2006 - Medical - 226 pages
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An introduction to research methodology, this textbook contains conceptual and nontechnical descriptions of the methods used by researchers in medical experimentation. Each step of the research process is explained and illustrated with examples from practice. This revised second edition also has expanded sections on clinical research methods, action research, Web resources, and current scenarios.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Summary
16
Development of theory
25
Fundamental ethical principles
31
Scientific honesty and other responsibilities
40
CHAPTER 4
49
Summary
56
Formulation of a research problem
65
Nontraditional and qualitative research designs
109
Reliability and Validity in qualitative approaches
118
Choice of Sample
134
Sample adequacy
137
Summary
155
Validity of qualitative data
163
Measurement evaluation
167
Use of graphics
184

Summary
76
Summary
89
CHAPTER 9
92
Evaluating quantitative research designs
107
Technical layout of the report
194
Bibliography
210
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Hilla Brink is a professor emeritus at the department of health studies at the University of South Africa–Pretoria. Christa van der Walt is a senior lecturer at the department of nursing science at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

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