Research Methods for Public Health
- Stuart McClean - University of the West of England, UK
- Issy Bray - University of the West of England, UK
- Nick de Viggiani - University of the West of England, UK
- Emma Bird - University of the West of England, UK
- Paul Pilkington - University of the West of England, UK
Research Methods for Public Health offers an in-depth introduction to the theories, concepts, approaches and practices, relevant to research methods in a public health setting. Informed by a socio-ecological model of public health, the book uses real world research examples and contemporary social, political and environmental themes of public health that reflect UK and international contexts.
The book provides a straightforward approach to developing a research project and applying methods in practical and realistic ways, using an innovative, integrative approach that combines methodologies. The authors have moved away from traditional approaches to research methods, and include chapters on primary quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, evidence synthesis approaches, critical appraisal, research governance and ethics, and dissemination.
Essential reading for postgraduate students, researchers and public health practitioners, or individuals preparing for the UK Faculty of Public Health Part A examination.
This text is easy to read and makes good use of examples, which are clear and directed at an appropriate level for Post Graduate Public Health students. The use of applied examples and case studies from a range of contexts make this book relevant to a wide audience. Chapters cover core aspects needed for the teaching of Public Health Research methods, in particular, the focus on mixed methods, which is becoming a more prominent methodology in Public Health research.
Research Methods for Public Health is an excellent resource covering a broad range of research methodologies, as well as being a welcome source of inspiration for integrating these methods. I highly recommend this book as an introductory text for students of Public Health, as well as a companion book for any researcher working in the field.
Useful broad textbook for student dissertations
A step-by step guide to undertaking qualitative and quantitative research at Masters level; from developing the research question to writing for publication. An easy to follow yet detailed text. Essential reading for Public Health students.
a great clear outline of qualitative research methods in clear language accessible to students
Clearly presented, takes a multidisciplinary approach that reflects the methods needed to research and address modern public health problems. An excellent introductory textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students working in the field of public health, environmental health and health sciences.
A very useful text for both postgraduate and undergraduate healthcare students.