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Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice

"Comprehensive reference for a variety of research situations"

   
Foundations of Clinical Research Applications to Practice

Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice
Editors: Leslie G. Portney, Leslie Gross Portney, Mary P. Watkins

Publisher: bPrentice Hall; 2nd edition (January 15, 2000); 742 pages

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* ePodiatry highly recommends this book

Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice serves as a comprehensive reference for a variety of research situations. It would be especially useful to podiatric students and Podiatrists for podiatric related research. This edition reflects the popular approaches to analysis and design, and addresses the focus of health-care related research through the 1990s and into the 21st century. Expanded or added topics include outcomes research and the disablement model, validity and diagnostic screening, evidence based practice, meta-analysis, scales used in survey and outcomes research, logistic regression, measures of reliability, and data management to prepare for computer analysis. For those in the health professions.

Table of Contents Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice:

I. FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL RESEARCH.

   1. A Concept of Research.
   2. The Role of Theory in Clinical Research.
   3. Ethical Issues in Clinical Research.
II. CONCEPT OF MEASUREMENT.

   4. Principles of Measurement.
   5. Reliability.
   6. Validity of Measurements.
III. DESIGN.

   7. The Research Question.
   8. Sampling.
   9. Experimental Control.
   10. Experimental Design.
   11. Sequential Clinical Trials.
   12. Single-Subject Designs.
   13. Descriptive and Exploratory Research.
   14. Surveys.
   15. Epidemiology.
   16. Other Research Approaches.
IV. ANALYSIS.

   17. Descriptive Statistics and Measures of Variability.
   18. Statistical Inference.
   19. The t-Test.
   20. Analysis of Variance.
   21. Multiple Comparison Tests.
   22. Nonparametric Tests for Group Comparisons.
   23. Correlation.
   24. Regression.
   25. Analysis of Frequencies: Chi-Square.
   26. Statistical Measures of Reliability.
   27. Multivariate Analysis.
   28. Data Management.
V. COMMUNICATION.

   29. Writing a Research Proposal.
   30. Reporting the Results of Clinical Research.
   31. Evaluating Research Reports.

Readers comment about Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice:

"This book can hardly be recommended enough to both beginning and advanced researchers. It provides an extraordinary breadth and depth of information about research methodology, implementation and statistical analysis. It is written in a clear straightforward style that makes arcane topics understanble without oversimplification. Congratulations to the authors on a difficult job well done!"

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