Research Methodology for Health Professionals PDF – 1st Edition
The main sources of inspiration to bring out this book have been my interaction with students and faculty from the disciplines of medicine, dentistry, nursing and public health, and health professionals engaged in public health services at various institutions in India and abroad. I have also experienced the gap of comprehensiveness in finding the basic resource material related to research methodology at one place while conducting the workshops/seminars on research methodology. The book has been written in simple English without heavy technical jargons with the aim to provide readers with a book that will deliver key practical information in an efficient and effective manner and explain each topic in such a way that even someone without any health background can follow the subject and understand practical issues.
It covers a variety of topics, such as Identification and Prioritization of Research Problems; Literature Search: Formulation of Research Questions, objectives and Hypotheses, Study Design Options, Research on Diagnostic Tests, Determination of Sample Size and Power, Data Collection Methods and Techniques, Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Data, Ethical Issues, etc. with special inclusion of Writing a Research Proposal, Steps in Thesis Writing and Writing an Article for Publication, which will help readers in designing and conducting research studies.