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Research in Health Care Settings

Research in Health Care Settings

Volume: 14

June 1988 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"This is the first volume to focus on a substantive area of research rather than on a particular method. It describes the whole process of research from setting up and conducting the project to interpreting and publishing results. Much current research is cited in this very useful American volume." --Journal of the Institute of Health Education "Veteran and neophyte researchers will find this book extremely valuable. . . . Kathleen E. Grady and Barbara Strudler Wallston simplify potentially complex and boring material and can be used as a quick reference. Combining an easily readable style, breezy approach and technical insights makes Research in Health Care Settings an excellent contribution to the libraries of all social scientists." --Evaluation Practice An individual's behavior and lifestyle are critical factors for preventing and managing diseases. Social scientists and health professionals are increasingly studying the behavior-health link in the new areas of behavior medicine and health psychology. Research in Health Care Settings is the first book to review social science research methods used in health care settings. This important work speaks both to health care professionals conducting behavioral research and social scientists doing research in health care settings. It provides social scientists with a better understanding of health settings, and health care professionals with better training in social science methodology. This careful step-by-step guide to designing and carrying out a study in behavioral medicine is loaded with real-life examples from health care settings. It reflects the needs of interdisciplinary research projects, not idealized research situations. A useful guide for students of research methods in medical and allied health programs, and for health professionals and social scientists studying the behavior-health link.

Health Care Settings and Collaborative Research
Asking Research Questions
Designing the Study
Selecting the Sample
Choosing Measures and Using Existing Data
Self-Report and Other Report
Observation and Physiological Measures
Conducting the Study
Interpreting and Publishing Findings

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ISBN: 9780803928756

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