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Research Methods for Public Health



October 2019 | 305 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

 

By 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.

 

The book provides a straightforward approach to developing a research project and applying methods in practical and realistic ways, enabling students to reflect on how to approach research problems and to design and execute their project.

 

Essential reading for postgraduate students, researchers and public health practitioners, or individuals preparing for the UK Faculty of Public Health Part A examination.

 
Part 1: Quantitative Methods for Public Health
 
Chapter 1: Epidemiology
 
Chapter 2: Sampling
 
Chapter 3: Data Collection
 
Chapter 4: Data Analysis
 
Chapter 5: Quality and Rigour
 
Part 2: Qualitative Methods for Public Health
 
Chapter 6: Methodological Approaches and Basic Principles
 
Chapter 7: Accessing and Selecting Cases in Qualitative Research
 
Chapter 8: Collecting Qualitative Data
 
Chapter 9: Data Analysis
 
Chapter 10: Quality and Rigour in Qualitative Research
 
Part 3: Mixing it Up: Combining Methods and Evidence Synthesis in Public Health
 
Chapter 11: Mixed methods research and evaluation design
 
Chapter 12: Evidence synthesis approaches: Systematic reviews
 
Chapter 13: Evidence synthesis approaches: Meta-ethnography and realist synthesis
 
Part 4: Applying Research to Public Health Practice
 
Chapter 14: The Ethics of Public Health Research
 
Chapter 15: Writing up, Dissemination and Publication

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