Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Health Care Professionals
Juta and Company Ltd, 2006 - Medical - 226 pages
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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Development of theory
Fundamental ethical principles
Scientific honesty and other responsibilities
Formulation of a research problem
Nontraditional and qualitative research designs
Reliability and Validity in qualitative approaches
Choice of Sample
Validity of qualitative data
Use of graphics
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