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Social Science Methods in Health Research

Social Science Methods in Health Research

First Edition
Six Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Abraham Rudnick - Professor of Psychiatry, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lakehead and Laurentian Universities, Canada.
  • Cheryl Forchuk - Associate Director, Nursing Research, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing

March 2017 | 1 960 pages | SAGE India
The six-volume Social Science Methods in Health Research set comprehensively addresses research methods used in social science for the health sector. The six volumes are illustrative and indicative of the range of social science methods in health research. It is ordered in large part according to the scope of the research questions covering the micro-, meso-, and mega-levels of health research.

The first three volumes, Foundations, Basic Science and Clinical Research focuses mainly on micro- and meso-level studies. Volume 1 centres on the foundations of social science research, including history, ethics, and more. Volume 2 addresses the use of social science methods in basic biomedical studies involving humans and other animals, while Volume 3, the last volume provides insight into the importance of using social science methods in clinical research.

Volumes 4-6,  cover Organizations, Systems and Public Health Research, and address research methods that can be used to study health related issues in broad contexts, mainly at the mega-level. Volume 4 addresses methodological issues particular to studying health care organizations and how those organizations can be studied using methods from the social sciences including case studies, leadership research, and more. Volume 5 explores how social science methods can be used to study health care systems (across and beyond health care organizations), including policy studies, systems research, and more. Volume 6, the final volume focuses on social science methods in public health research, including population research, social determinants studies, and more.
Josephine MacIntosh, Cheryl Forchuk and Abraham Rudnick
Section I – Foundations
Lab Experiments are a Major Source of Knowledge in the Social Sciences

Armin Falk and James J Heckman
Nature’s Experiments and Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences

Mary S Morgan
Generalization in Quantitative and Qualitative Research: Myths and Strategies

Denise F Polit and Cheryl Tatano Beck
A Philosophical Analysis of the General Methodology of Qualitative Research: A Critical Rationalist Perspective

Abraham Rudnick
Thick Description: Toward an Interpretative Theory of Culture

Clifford Geertz
Action Research and Minority Problems

Kurt Lewin
Section II - Research planning
Participatory Action Research: Considerations for Ethical Review

Nazilla Khanlou and Elizabeth Peter
Ethical Challenges for the Social Sciences on the Threshold of the 21st Century

Hebe Vessuri
Doing Participant Observation in a Psychiatric Hospital - Research Ethics Resumed

Christine Oeye, Anne Karen Bjelland, and Aina Skorpen
Changing Constructions of Informed Consent: Qualitative Research and Complex Social Worlds

Tina Miller and Mary Boulton
Validity and Reliability in Social Science Research

Ellen A Drost
Qualitative Research Sample Design and Sample Size: Resolving and Unresolved Issues and Inferential Imperatives

Robert T. Trotter II
Sampling in Qualitative Research: Rationale, Issue, and Methods

Mark R Luborsky and Robert L Rubinstein
Mixed Methods Sampling

Charles Teddlie and Fen Yu
Section III - Applications
The Focus Groups in Social Research: Advantages and Disadvantages

Ivana Acocella
How Many Interviews are Enough?: An Experiment with Data Saturation and Variability

Greg Guest, Arwen Bunce and Laura Johnson
Josephine MacIntosh, Cheryl Forchuk and Abraham Rudnick
Section I – Ethical factors
Other-consciousness and the Use of Animals as Illustrated in Medical Experiments

Abraham Rudnick
Ethical and Methodological Standards for Laboratory and Medical Biological Rhythm Research

Francesco Portaluppi, Yvan Touitou, and Michael H Smolensky
Section II - Biological methods for assessing behaviour
The Importance of Race and Ethnic Background in Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice

Esteban Gonzalez Burchard, Elad Ziv, Natasha Coyle, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Hua Tang, Andrew J. Karter, Joanna L. Mountain, Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, Dean Sheppard, and Neil Risch
Neuroeconomics: A Bridge for Translational Research

Carla Sharp, John Monterosso, and P. Read Montague
Mouse Testing Methods in Psychoneuroimmunology: An Overview of How to Measure Sickness, Depressive

Anxietal, Cognitive, and Physical Activity Behaviors

Jason M York, Neil A. Blevins, Tracy Baynard, and Gregory G Freund
The Need for a Cognitive Neuroscience of Naturalistic Social Cognition

Jamil Zaki and Kevin Ochsner
Multilevel Integrative Analyses of Human Behavior: Social Neuroscience and the Complementing Nature of Social and Biological Approaches

John T Cacioppo, Gary G Berntson, John F Sheridan, and Martha K McClintock
Section III – Alternative forms of knowledge
Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Science: Methods and Applications

Henry P Huntington
Unfair Pay and Health

Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse, Ingo Menrath, Pablo Emilio Verde, and Johannes Siegrist
Abraham Rudnick and Cheryl Forchuk
Section I - Evaluation of research
Conceptual Framework for Behavioral and Social Science in HIV Vaccine Clinical Research

Chuen-Yen Lau, Edith M. Swann, Sagri Singh, Zuhayr Kafaar, Helen I Meissner, and James P Stansbury
Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Research to Clinical Application: The EVOLVE Mixed Methods Approach

Janey C Peterson, Susan Czajkowski, Mary E. Charlson, Alissa R. Link, Martin T. Wells, Alice M. Isen, Carol A. Mancuso, John P. Allegrante, Carla Boutin-Foster, Gbenga Ogedegbe, and Jared B Jobe
Randomized Controlled Trials: Design and Implementation for Community-Based Psychosocial Interventions

Phyllis Solomon, Mary M. Cavanaugh and Jeffrey Draine
Evaluating Non-randomized Intervention Studies

Jonathan J Deeks, Jac Dinnes, Roberto D’Amico, Amanda J. Sowden, Charlotte Sakarovitch, Fujian Song, Mark Petticrew, and Douglas G. Altman
Evaluative Criteria for Qualitative Research in Health Care: Controversies and Recommendations

Deborah Cohen and Benjamin Crabtree
Methods to Improve Recruitment to Randomized Controlled Trials: Cochrane Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Shaun Treweek, Pauline Lockhart, Marie Pitkethly, Jonathan A. Cook, Monica Kjeldstrøm, Marit Johansen, Taina K. Taskila, Frank M. Sullivan, Sue Wilson, Catherine Jackson, Ritu Jones, and Elizabeth D. Mitchell
Section II - Measurement
Standards for Validating Health Measures: Definition and Content

John E. Ware
Methodological Approaches for Assessing Response Shift in Longitudinal Health-related Quality-of-Life Research

Carolyn E. Schwartz and Mirjam A.G. Sprangers
Fidelity Criteria: Development, Measurement, and Evaluation

Carol T. Mowbray, Mark C. Holter, Gregory B. Teague, and Deborah Bybee
Section III - Data analysis
From Concepts, Theory and Evidence of Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects to Methodological Approaches: A Primer

Richard J. Willke, Zhiyuan Zheng, Prasan Subedi, Rikard Althin, and C. Daniel Mullins
Qualitative Content Analysis in Nursing Research: Concepts, Procedures, and Measurements of Trustworthiness

Ulla Hallgren Graneheim and Berit Lundman
Challenges and Solutions During Analysis in a Longitudinal Narrative Case Study

Charlotte Whiffin, Chris Bailey, Caroline Ellis-Hill, and Nikki Jarrett
Methods for the Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research in Systematic Reviews

James Thomas and Angela Harden
Section IV - Other methods and knowledge exchange
Arts-based Methods in Health Research: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Kimberly Diane Fraser and Fatima al Sayah
Internet Trials: Participant Experiences and Perspectives

Erin Mathieu, Alexandra Barratt, Stacy M. Carter, and Gro Jamtvedt
Cheryl Forchuk, Amy Wuest and Abraham Rudnick
Section I – Introduction to health services research
Origins of Health Services Research

Thomas McCarthy and Kerr L. White
Health Services Research: An Evolving Definition of the Field

Kathleen N. Lohr and Donald M. Steinwachs
Section II – Qualitative Methods
Qualitative Data Analysis for Health Services Research: Developing Taxonomy, Themes, and Theory

Elizabeth H. Bradley, Leslie A. Curry and Kelly J. Devers
Institutional Ethnography and Experience as Data

Marie L. Campbell
Towards a New Paradigm in Health Research and Practice? Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care

Graham P. Martin, Sarah McNicol and Sarah Chew
Section III – Quantitative Methods
Measurement of Organizational Culture and Climate in Healthcare

Robyn R. M. Gershon, Patricia Stone, Suzanne Bakken and Elaine Larson
The Quantitative Measurement of Organizational Culture in Health Care: A Review of the Available Instruments

Tim Scott, Russell Mannion, Huw Davies and Martin Marshall
Nurses’ Reports on Hospital Care in Five Countries

Linda H. Aiken, Sean P. Clarke, Douglas M. Sloane, Julie A. Sochalski, Reinhard Busse, Heather Clarke, Phyllis Giovannetti, Jennifer Hunt, Anne Marie Rafferty and Judith Shamian
Who is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-quality Health Care?

Steven M. Asch, Eve A. Kerr, Joan Keesey, John L. Adams, Claude M. Setodji, Shaista Malik and Elizabeth A. McGlynn
Section IV – Mixed Methods
Methodological Reporting in Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Health Services Research Articles

Jennifer P. Wisdom, Mary A. Cavaleri, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and Carla A. Green
The Medical Home Transformation in the Veterans Health Administration: An Evaluation of Early Changes in Primary Care Delivery

Rachel M. Werner, Anne Canamucio, Judy A. Shea and Gala True
Section V – Participatory and Action Research in Health Organizations
How can Action Research Apply to Health Services?

Brian Morrison and Richard Lilford
Evaluating a Community-Partnered Cancer Clinical Trials Pilot Intervention with African American Communities

Melissa A. Green, Margo Michaels, Natasha Blakeney, Adebowale A. Odulana, Malika Roman Isler, Alan Richmond, Debra G. Long, William S. Robinson, Yhenneko J. Taylor and Giselle Corbie-Smith
Section VI – Systematic Reviews
Towards Systematic Reviews that Inform Health Care Management and Policy-making

John Lavis, Huw Davies, Andy Oxman, Jean-Louis Denis, Karen Golden-Biddle and Ewan Ferlie
Diffusion of Innovations in Service Organizations: Systematic Review and Recommendations

Trisha Greenhalgh, Glenn Robert, Fraser Macfarlane, Paul Bate and Olivia Kyriakidou
Amy Wuest, Cheryl Forchuk and Abraham Rudnick
Section I – Policy Studies
Pathways to the Use of Health Services Research in Policy

Marsha Gold
Emergency Contraception Over-the-counter: The Medical and Legal Imperatives

David A. Grimes, Elizabeth G. Raymond and Bonnie Scott Jones
Section II – Medical Geography
Place and Health: Towards a Reformed Medical Geography

Robin A. Kearns
Our Sense of Snow: The Myth of John Snow in Medical Geography

Kari S. McLeod
Section III – Participatory Methods in Health Systems Research
Nina Wallerstein and Bonnie Duran
Community-based Participatory Research Contributions to Intervention Research: The Intersection of Science and Practice to Improve Health Equity
Feminist Participatory Action Research: Methodological and Ethical Issues

Bev Gatenby and Maria Humphries
Section IV – Methods Used to Study Global and National Health Systems
The Global Health System: Actors, Norms, and Expectations in Transition

Nicole A. Szlezák, Barry R. Bloom, Dean T. Jamison, Gerald T. Keusch, Catherine M. Michaud, Suerie Moon and William C. Clark
The Global Health System: Strengthening National Health Systems as the Next Step for Global Progress

Julio Frenk
The Global Health System: Linking Knowledge with Action—Learning from Malaria

Gerald T. Keusch, Wen L. Kilama, Suerie Moon, Nicole A. Szlezák and Catherine M. Michaud
The Global Health System: Lessons for a Stronger Institutional Framework

Suerie Moon, Nicole A. Szlezák, Catherine M. Michaud, Dean T. Jamison, Gerald T. Keusch, William C. Clark and Barry R. Bloom
Does Free Care Improve Adults’ Health? Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Robert H. Brook, John E. Ware Jr., William H. Rogers, Emmett B. Keeler, Allyson R. Davies, Cathy A. Donald, George A. Goldberg, Kathleen Lohr, Patricia C. Masthay and Joseph P. Newhouse
The Impact of Rural Mutual Health Care on Health Status: Evaluation of a Social Experiment in Rural China

Hong Wang, Winnie Yip, Licheng Zhang and William C. Hsiao
Healthcare Systems—An International Review: An Overview

Norbert Lameire, Preben Joffe and M. Wiedemann
Section V – Scoping Studies
Scoping Studies: Advancing the Methodology

Danielle Levac, Heather Colquhoun and Kelly K. O’Brien
Hospital-based Nurse Practitioner Poles and Interprofessional Practice: A Scoping Review Christina Hurlock-Chorostecki, Chery Forchuk, Carole Orchard, Mary van Soeren and Scott Reeves

Section VI – Collaborative Approaches
An Evaluation of the London Community Addiction Response Strategy (London CARES): Facilitating Service Integration through Collaborative Best Practices

Cheryl Forchuk, Jan Richardson, Grant Martin, Laura Warner, Abe Oudshoorn, Wafa'a Ta'an and Rick Csiernik
Exploring Perceived Barriers, Drivers, Impacts and the Need for Evaluation of Public Involvement in Health and Social Care Research: A Modifi ed Delphi Study

Darlene Snape, Jamie Kirkham, Nicky Britten, Katherine Froggatt, Felix Gradinger, Fiona Lobban, Jennie Popay, Katrina Wyatt and Ann Jacoby
Forchuk, Amy Wuest and Abraham Rudnick
Section I – Participatory Methods in Public Health Research
Review of Community-based Research: Assessing Partnership Approaches to Improve Public Health

Barbara A. Israel, Amy J. Schulz, Edith A. Parker and Adam B. Becker
A Measure of Community Members’ Perceptions of the Impacts of Research Partnerships in Health and Social Services

Gillian King, Michelle Servais, Marilyn Kertoy, Jacqueline Specht, Melissa Currie, Peter Rosenbaum, Mary Law, Cheryl Forchuk, Heather Chalmers and Teena Willoughby
Section II – Multilevel Analysis
Multilevel Analysis in Public Health Research

Ana V. Diez-Roux
Multilevel Analyses of Neighbourhood Socioeconomic Context and Health Outcomes: A Critical Review

Kate E. Pickett and Michelle Pearl
Section III – Big Data
The Inevitable Application of Big Data to Health Care

Travis B. Murdoch and Allan S. Detsky
Big Data Meets Public Health

Muin J. Khoury and John P. Ioannidis
Mobile Phones and Malaria: Modeling Human and Parasite Travel

Amy Wesolowski, Nathan Eagle, Andrew J. Tatem, David L. Smith, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow and Caroline O. Buckee
Section IV – Measuring the Effect of Social Class, Race and Gender on Health
Measuring Social Class in US Public Health Research: Concepts, Methodologies, and Guidelines

Nancy Krieger, David R. Williams and Nancy E. Moss
Socioeconomic Inequalities in Morbidity and Mortality in Western Europe

Johan P. Mackenbach, Anton E Kunst, Adriënne E. J. M. Cavelaars, Feikje Groenhof, José J. M. Geurts
Working Group on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health

Socioeconomic Status in Health Research: One Size Does Not Fit All

Paula A. Braveman, Catherine Cubbin, Susan Egerter, Sekia Chideya, Kristen S. Marchi, Marilyn Metzler and Samuel Posner
Experiences of Discrimination: Validity and Reliability of a Self-report Measure for Population Health Research on Racism and Health

Nancy Krieger, Kevin Smith, Deepa Naishadham, Cathy Hartman, and Elizabeth M. Barbeau
Mothers with Mental Illness Experiencing Homelessness: A Critical Analysis

Sarah Benbow, Cheryl Forchuk and Susan L. Ray
Section V – Historical Account of Public Health
Florence Nightingale on Public Health Nursing

Lois A. Monteiro
Section VI – Translational Research in Public Health
Why Don't We See More Translation of Health Promotion Research to Practice? Rethinking the efficacy-to-effectiveness transition

Russell E. Glasgow, Edward Lichtenstein and Alfred C. Marcus
Lost in Knowledge Translation: Time for a Map?

Ian D. Graham, Jo Logan, Margaret B. Harrison, Sharon E. Straus, Jacqueline Tetroe, Wenda Caswell and Nicole Robinson
Health Research Funding Agencies' Support and Promotion of Knowledge Translation: An International Study

Jacqueline M. Tetroe, Ian D. Graham, Robbie Foy, Nicole Robinson, Martin P. Eccles, Michel Wensing, Pierre Durieux, France Légaré, Camilla Palmhøj Nielson, Armita Adily, Jeanette E. Ward, Cassandra Porter, Beverley Shea and Jeremy M. Grimshaw

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ISBN: 9789386062017