Health Student's Research Survival Guide

Author(s): Trudy Dwyer


The information within the resource is by no means a comprehensive health research text, rather information which serves as a quick reference for students in their everyday activities involving research. The resource is not meant to be large or bulky, rather a small, concise and easy to access guide that is readily available in the users pocket in the clinical environment.


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Research and Evidence-based Practice Introduction Definition of research Evidence-based practice (EBP) Evidence-based health care (EBHC) Difference between research and evidence Five steps of EBP 1. ASK the question: PICO 2. ACQUIRE evidence 3. APPRAISE evidence 4. APPLY the evidence 5. EVALUATE Research and ethics Human research ethics Definitions What is harm? Distress=Harm What is inconvenience? Types of participants Quality activities Research paradigms Quantitative research Descriptive (non-experimental) Correlational designs Experimental Quasi-experimental designs Qualitative research Mixed methods design Sampling Definitions Sample size Bias 1. Selection biases 2. Measurement biases 3. Intervention (exposure) bias Qualitative data analysis Stages in analysing qualitative data A few key points with qualitative analysis Coding Content analysis Thematic analysis Presenting qualitative data Quantitative data analysis Descriptive statistics Normal curve Inferential Parametric tests Non-parametric tests

General Fields

  • : 9781486003334
  • : Pearson Education Australia
  • : Pearson Education Australia
  • : September 2013
  • : Australia
  • : books

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  • : Trudy Dwyer
  • : Spiral bound
  • : 62