Research Methods in Community Medicine: Surveys, Epidemiological Research, Programme Evaluation, Clinical Trials

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 24, 2011 - Medical - 422 pages
  • A simple and systematic guide to the planning and performance of investigations concerned with health and disease and with health care
  • Offers researchers help in choosing a topic and to think about shaping objectives and ideas and to link these with the appropriate choice of method
  • Fully updated with new sections on the use of the Web and computer programmes freely available in the planning, performance or analysis of studies

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Types of Investigation Surveys and Experiments
Stages of anInvestigation Must a StudybePerfect?
The Objectives of Evaluative Studies
The Study Population
Control Groups
Selecting Cases and Controls for Casecontrol
Interviews and SelfAdministered Questionnaires
Constructing a Questionnaire
Interpreting the Findings
Making Senseof Associations
Writing a Report
Rapid Epidemiological Methods

The Variables
Defining theVariables Notes and References
Scales ofMeasurement
Composite Scales
Methods of Collecting Data
Programme Trials
CommunityOriented PrimaryCare Defining theCommunity Getting toKnow the Community
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About the author (2011)

J.H. Abramson, Emeritus Professor of Social Medicine, The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem.
Author of five previous editions of the formerly titled Survey Methods in Community Medicine and Making Sense of Data with OUP.

Z.H. Abramson, Beit Hakerem Community Clinic (Clalit Health Services) and Department of Family Medicine, The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem.

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