- Public health -- Research -- Methodology
- Community health services -- Research -- Methodology
- 0335206433 (pbk.)
- 0335206441 (cased) :
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- Previous ed.: 1997.
- Includes index.
- Part one: Investigating health services and health: the scope of research -- Evaluating health services, multidisciplinary collaboration -- Social research on health, sociological and psychological concepts and approaches -- Health needs and their assessment, demography and epidemiology -- Costing health services, health economics -- Part two: The philosophy, theory and practice of research -- The philosophical framework of measurement -- The principles of research -- Part three: Quantitative research: sampling and research methods -- Sample size and sampling for quantitative research -- Quantitative research, surveys -- Quantitative research, experiments and other analytic methods of investigation -- Sample selection and group assignment methods in experiments and other analytic methods -- Part four: The tools of quantitative research -- Data collection methods in quantitative research, questionnaires, interviews and their response rates -- Questionnaire design -- Techniques of survey interviewing -- Preparation of quantitative data for coding and analysis -- Part five: Qualitative and combined research methods, and their analysis -- Unstructured and structured observational studies -- Unstructured interviewing and focus groups -- Other methods using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, case studies, consensus methods, action research and document research -- Glossary -- References -- Index.
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