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Essentials of nursing research : appraising evidence for nursing practice

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Polit, Denise F. (10th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer , 2022.
Call Number
WY 20.5 P65 2022
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WY 20.5 P65 2022
Author
Polit, Denise F.
Other Authors
Beck, Cheryl Tatano
Edition
10th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer
Date of Publication
2022
Physical Description
425 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Nursing Research - methods
Research Design
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Research Impact : Guidance on Advancement, Achievement and Assessment

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Hugh P. McKenna. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Research for research sake is no longer tenable or affordable; to be valuable to society, research must have impact! This textbook takes the reader on a journey from how the UK Research Excellence Framework assesses impact to real examples of outstanding research impact case studies. Along the way, Prof. Hugh McKenna describes and explains the case for research impact, the challenges, the link between research impact and evidence informed practice, achieving impact through changing policy and e…
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McKenna, Hugh P.
Responsibility
Hugh P. McKenna
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 135 p.) : 14 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030570286
9783030570279 (Print ed.)
9783030570293 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Diffusion of Innovation
Health Services Research - methods
Research Design
Specialty
Research
Abstract
Research for research sake is no longer tenable or affordable; to be valuable to society, research must have impact! This textbook takes the reader on a journey from how the UK Research Excellence Framework assesses impact to real examples of outstanding research impact case studies. Along the way, Prof. Hugh McKenna describes and explains the case for research impact, the challenges, the link between research impact and evidence informed practice, achieving impact through changing policy and engaging with the public, how researchers can make their research findings more impactful and how research impact is assessment nationally and internationally It is written in an easily accessible and understandable style, with reflective exercises amply distributed throughout its pages and helpful guides helping to engage readers and notably health professionals who are often turned off by the normal heavy research tomes. This book makes the complex simple and the wearisome fascinating. The short chapters are interesting and authoritative and can be read on a ‘standalone’ basis, allowing readers to ‘dip in and out’. From his experience in various countries, the author has a unique insight into what research impact is, how it is assessed and how and where research findings can have the most benefit. The stimulus for this book has been the excellent feedback that the author has received from health professionals, students and fellow researchers. There is always a risk that good knowledge and experience do not transfer well into a good textbook. In Research Impact: Guidance on Advancement, Achievement and Assessment, nothing has been lost in the transition. The book will be of great interest to many health researchers from nursing to midwifery to pharmacy, medicine or any allied health professional, but also to any research manager in all professions who want their research to bring positive change to society, culture, the economy, health and quality of life. It will be of particular interest to those who want to understand the difference between research impacts that are weak and those that are outstanding and how such assessments are made.
Contents
1. Research Impact: the What, Why, When and How -- 2. Research Impact: Drafting Case Studies -- 3. Research Impact: How to Prepare and Submit Case Studies -- 4. Research Impact: How Assessors Prepare and Assess -- 5. Research Impact: The Challenges -- 6. Research Impact: Engaging with the Public and Policymakers -- 7. Research Impact: The Link to Evidence Informed Practice -- 8. Research Impact: An Analysis of Approaches in Health Sciences -- 9. Research Impact: A Global Perspective on its Assessment.
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NEW Springer 2021
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Medical statistics : a practical approach

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Lee, Tze-San. --Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific , 2021.
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WA 950 L477 2021
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 950 L477 2021
Author
Lee, Tze-San
Place of Publication
Hackensack, NJ
Publisher
World Scientific
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
407 p.
ISBN
9.79E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Biometry - methods
Research Design
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Medical statistics : a textbook for health sciences

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Walters, Stephen J. (5th ed.) --[Hoboken, NJ]: John Wiley & Sons , 2021.
Call Number
WA 950 C189 2021
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WA 950 C189 2021
Author
Walters, Stephen J.
Other Authors
Campbell, Michael J.
Machin, David
Edition
5th ed.
Place of Publication
[Hoboken, NJ]
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
2021
Physical Description
433 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Biometry - methods
Research Design
Statistics as Topic
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Pharmacy Practice Research Methods

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Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, editor. (Second edition) --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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The first edition of Pharmacy Practice Research Methods provided a contemporary overview of pharmacy practice research, discussing relevant theories, methodologies, models and techniques. It included chapters on a range of quantitative, qualitative, action research and mixed methods as well as management theories underpinning change in pharmacy practice. This new edition of the book is much broader and more diversified. It includes the quality improvement methods in pharmacy practice research, …
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Babar, Zaheer-Ud-Din
Responsibility
Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, editor
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 265 p.) : 22 illus., 10 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811529931
9789811529924 (Print ed.)
9789811529948 (Print ed.)
9789811529955 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Pharmacy - methods
Research Design
Specialty
Pharmacy
Abstract
The first edition of Pharmacy Practice Research Methods provided a contemporary overview of pharmacy practice research, discussing relevant theories, methodologies, models and techniques. It included chapters on a range of quantitative, qualitative, action research and mixed methods as well as management theories underpinning change in pharmacy practice. This new edition of the book is much broader and more diversified. It includes the quality improvement methods in pharmacy practice research, focusing on the key differences between high and low-income countries with regard to pharmacy practice research, as well as the main challenges faced when conducting such research – areas of significant global interest. In addition, a number of the chapters covering fast-moving fields where new methods have been developed and published have been updated. Featuring seven new topics and presenting future trends, the book also explains in detail methods used in covert and overt observations in pharmacy practice, as well as methods involved in realist research, which are important to countries seeking to produce evidence-based information in this area.
Contents
1. Pharmacy Practice Research: Evidence, Impact and synthesis -- 2. Qualitative Methods in Pharmacy Practice Research -- 3. Action Research in Pharmacy Practice -- 4. Quality Improvement Methods in Pharmacy Practice Research -- 5. Covert and Overt Observations in Pharmacy practice -- 6. Realist Research in Pharmacy Practice -- 7. Importance of Mixed Methods Research in Pharmacy Practice -- 8. Grounded Theory in Pharmacy Practice Research -- 9. Pharmacoepidemiological Approaches in Health Care -- 10. Randomised Controlled Trials and Pharmacy Practice Research -- 11. Information Sources for Pharmacy Practice Researchers -- 12. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in Pharmacy Practice -- 13. The Future of Pharmacy Practice Research.
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e-Book
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Understanding research methods : for evidence-based practice in health

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Greenhalgh, Trisha M. (2nd ed.) --Milton, Australia: Wiley , 2020.
Call Number
W 20.5 G96 2020
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 20.5 G96 2020
Author
Greenhalgh, Trisha M.
Other Authors
Bidewell, John
Warland, Jane
Crisp, Elaine
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Milton, Australia
Publisher
Wiley
Date of Publication
2020
Physical Description
135 p.
ISBN
9.75E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine
Evidence-Based Practice
Research Design
Clinical Decision-Making
Research
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions

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edited by Julian P.T. Higgins [et al.]. (Second edition) --Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons , c2019.
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The second edition of The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions contains essential guidance for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews of the effects of health interventions. Designed to be an accessible resource, the Handbook will also be of interest to anyone undertaking systematic reviews of interventions outside Cochrane, and many of the principles and methods presented are appropriate for systematic reviews addressing research questions other than effects of interve…
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Cochrane Collaboration
Other Authors
Higgins, Julian P.T.
Responsibility
edited by Julian P.T. Higgins [et al.]
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Chichester, UK
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 694 pages) : illustrations
Series Title
Cochrane book series
ISBN
9781119536604
9781119536628 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine - methods
Meta-Analysis as Topic
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Review Literature as Topic
Research Design
Specialty
Evidence-Based Medicine
Research
Abstract
The second edition of The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions contains essential guidance for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews of the effects of health interventions. Designed to be an accessible resource, the Handbook will also be of interest to anyone undertaking systematic reviews of interventions outside Cochrane, and many of the principles and methods presented are appropriate for systematic reviews addressing research questions other than effects of interventions. This fully updated edition contains extensive new material on systematic review methods addressing a wide-range of topics including network meta-analysis, equity, complex interventions, narrative synthesis, and automation.
Contents
Part One: Core methods -- Starting a review -- Determining the scope of the review and the questions it will address -- Defining the criteria for including studies and how they will be grouped for the synthesis -- Searching for and selecting studies -- Collecting data -- Choosing effect measures and computing estimates of effect -- Considering bias and conflicts of interest among the included studies -- Assessing risk of bias in a randomized trial -- Summarizing study characteristics and preparing for synthesis -- Analysing data and undertaking meta-analyses -- Undertaking network meta-analyses -- Synthesizing and presenting findings using other methods -- Assessing risk of bias due to missing results in a synthesis -- Completing 'Summary of findings' tables and grading the certainty of the evidence -- Interpreting results and drawing conclusions -- Part Two: Specific perspectives in reviews -- Equity and specific populations -- Intervention complexity -- Patient-reported outcomes -- Adverse effects -- Economics evidence -- Qualitative research and Cochrane Reviews -- Part Three: Further topics -- Prospective approaches to accumulating evidence -- Including variants on randomized trials -- Including non-randomized studies on intervention effects -- Assessing risk of bias in a non-randomized study -- Individual participant data.
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e-Book
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Basic Methods Handbook for Clinical Orthopaedic Research : A Practical Guide and Case Based Research Approach

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Volker Musahl, Jón Karlsson, Michael T. Hirschmann, Olufemi R. Ayeni, Robert G. Marx, Jason L. Koh, Norimasa Nakamura, editors. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , 2019.
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This book is designed to meet the needs of both novice and senior researchers in Orthopaedics by providing the essential, clinically relevant knowledge on research methodology that is sometimes overlooked during training. Readers will find a wealth of easy-to-understand information on all relevant aspects, from protocol design, the fundamentals of statistics, and the use of computer-based tools through to the performance of clinical studies with different levels of evidence, multicenter studies…
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Musahl, Volker
Karlsson, Jón
Hirschmann, Michael T.
Ayeni, Olufemi R.
Marx, Robert G.
Koh, Jason L.
Nakamura, Norimasa
Other Authors
International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
Responsibility
Volker Musahl, Jón Karlsson, Michael T. Hirschmann, Olufemi R. Ayeni, Robert G. Marx, Jason L. Koh, Norimasa Nakamura, editors
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 584 p.) : 121 illus., 93 illus. in color
ISBN
9783662582541
9783662582534 (Print ed.)
9783662582558 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedics
Research Design
Specialty
Orthopedics
Research
Abstract
This book is designed to meet the needs of both novice and senior researchers in Orthopaedics by providing the essential, clinically relevant knowledge on research methodology that is sometimes overlooked during training. Readers will find a wealth of easy-to-understand information on all relevant aspects, from protocol design, the fundamentals of statistics, and the use of computer-based tools through to the performance of clinical studies with different levels of evidence, multicenter studies, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and economic health care studies. A key feature is a series of typical case examples that will facilitate use of the volume as a handbook for most common research approaches and study types. Younger researchers will also appreciate the guidance on preparation of abstracts, poster and paper presentations, grant applications, and publications. The authors are internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeons with extensive research experience and the book is published in collaboration with ISAKOS.
Contents
Part I. Evidence Based Medicine in Orthopaedics -- Part II. How to Get Started with Clinical Research? -- Part III. Basics in Statistics: Statistics Made Simple! -- Part IV. Basic Toolbox for the Young Clinical Researcher -- Part V. How to Perform a Clinical Study: A Case Based Approach -- Part VI. How to Perform a Review Article? -- Part VII. How to Perform a Systematic Review or Meta-analysis? -- Part VIII. How to Perform an Economic Health Care Study? -- Part IX. Multi-Center Study: How to Pull It Off? -- Part X. Helpful Further Information
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e-Book
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Health Services Evaluation

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Adrian Levy, Sarah Goring, Constantine Gatsonis, Boris Sobolev, Ewout van Ginneken, Reinhard Busse, editors. --New York, NY: Springer Reference , c2019.
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Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy, and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn about historical,…
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Levy, Adrian
Goring, Sarah
Gatsonis, Constantine
Sobolev, Boris
van Ginneken, Ewout
Busse, Reinhard
Responsibility
Adrian Levy, Sarah Goring, Constantine Gatsonis, Boris Sobolev, Ewout van Ginneken, Reinhard Busse, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Reference
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 998 p.) : 142 illus., 94 illus. in color
Series
Health Services Research
Series Title
Health services research
ISBN
9781493987153
9781493987146 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2511-8293
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Research - methods
Program Evaluation - methods
Public Health Systems Research
Quality of Health Care
Research Design
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Notes
"eReference".
Abstract
Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy, and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn about historical, political, and socioeconomic factors that influence health policies at the global, national, regional and local level. Specifically, the book helps readers: Recognize core concepts of health services and outcomes research, such as, need, access, equity, quality and safety; Become familiar with social, political, organizational, behavioral and economic theories that have influenced health systems designs; Learn about frameworks developed for evaluating the organization, financing, delivery, utilization and outcomes of health services; Get an introduction to methods of comparative effectiveness research, program evaluation, health technology assessment and health economics; Identify types and sources of data appropriate for generating valid and reliable information about the delivery of health services; Learn about strengths and weaknesses of various research designs used to study health services and policy issues. The online version of Health Services Research is in the format of a dynamically updated knowledge base, offering search tools, cross-referencing across chapters and linking to supplement data, other major reference works and external articles. Health Services Research is accessible at the level of graduate students even if it is not their focus area. This includes students with various backgrounds: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management or information technology.
Contents
Part I. Data and Measures in Health Services Research -- 1. Health Services Data: Big Data Analytics for Deriving Predictive Healthcare Insights -- 2. Health Services Data: Managing the Data Warehouse: 25 Years of Experience at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy -- 3. Health Services Data, Sources and Examples: The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Data Repository -- 4. Health Services Data: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Claims Records -- 5. Health Services Data: Typology of Health Care Data -- 6. Health Services Information: Application of Donabedian’s Framework to Improve the Quality of Clinical Care -- 7. Health Services Information: Data-Driven Improvements in Surgical Quality: Structure, Process, and Outcomes -- 8. Health Services Information: From Data to Policy Impact (25 Years of Health Services and Population Health Research at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy) -- 9. Health Services Information: Key Concepts and Considerations in Building Episodes of Care from Administrative Data -- 10. Health Services Information: Lessons Learned from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database -- 11. Health Services Information: Patient Safety Research Using Administrative Data -- 12. Health Services Information: Personal Health Records as a Tool for Engaging Patients and Families -- 13. A Framework for Health System Comparisons: The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Series of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies -- 14. Health Services Knowledge: Use of Datasets Compiled Retrospectively to Correctly Represent Changes in Size of Wait List -- 15. Waiting Times: Evidence of Social Inequalities in Access for Care -- 16. Health Services Data: The Ontario Cancer Registry (a Unique, Linked, and Automated Population-Based Registry) -- 17. Challenges of Measuring the Performance of Health Systems -- Part II. Methods in Health Services Research -- 18. Analysis of Repeated Measures and Longitudinal Data in Health Services Research -- 19. Competing Risk Models -- 20. Modeling and Analysis of Cost Data -- 21. Instrumental Variable Analysis -- 22. Introduction to Causal Inference Approaches -- 23. Measurement of Patient-Reported Outcomes of Health Services -- 24. Micro-simulation Modeling -- 25. Network Meta-analysis -- 26. Introduction to Social Network Analysis -- 27. Survey Methods in Health Services Research -- 28. Two-Part Models for Zero-Modified Count and Semicontinuous Data -- 29. Data Confidentiality -- 30. Qualitative Research -- Part III. Health Care Systems and Policies -- 31. Assessing Health Systems -- 32. Health System in Canada -- 33. Health System in China -- 34. Health System in Egypt -- 35. Health System in France -- 36. Health System in Japan -- 37. Health System in Mexico -- 38. Health System in the Netherlands -- 39. Health System in Singapore -- 40. Health System in the USA -- 41. Health System Typologies -- 42. Organization and Governance: Stewardship and Governance in Health Systems -- 43. Provision of Health Services: Long-Term Care -- 44. Provision of Health Services: Mental Health Care.
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Canadian essentials of nursing research

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Woo, Kevin. (4th ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer , 2019.
Call Number
WY 20.5 C2115 2019
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WY 20.5 C2115 2019
Author
Woo, Kevin
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
446 p.
ISBN
9.78E+12
Subjects (MeSH)
Nursing Research - methods
Research Design
Canada
Notes
title on cover: Polit & Beck Canadian essentials of nursing research
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Book
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IWK Health Sciences Library
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Reading research : a user-friendly guide for health professionals

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Barbara Davies, Jo Logan. (6th edition) --Milton, ON: Elsevier , c2018.
Call Number
WY 20.5 D255r 2018
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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RESERVE
Call Number
WY 20.5 D255r 2018
Author
Davies, Barbara
Other Authors
Logan, Jo
Responsibility
Barbara Davies, Jo Logan
Edition
6th edition
Place of Publication
Milton, ON
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
x, 85 p.
ISBN
9781771720731
Subjects (MeSH)
Research
Nursing Research
Research Design
Specialty
Professional Practice
Research
Format
Book
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Sub-Location
RESERVE
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24 hour loan
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Designing and proposing your research project

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by Jennifer Brown Urban, Bradley Matheus Van Eeden-Moorefield. --Washington, DC: American Psychological Association , c2018.
Call Number
BF 76.5 U72d 2018
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
BF 76.5 U72d 2018
Author
Urban, Jennifer Brown
Other Authors
Van Eeden-Moorefield, Bradley Matheus
Responsibility
by Jennifer Brown Urban, Bradley Matheus Van Eeden-Moorefield
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychological Association
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
x, 139 pages
Series Title
Concise guides to conducting behavioral, health, and social science research
ISBN
9781433827082
Subjects (MeSH)
Research - methods
Research Design
Specialty
Research
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
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1
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Methods and Biostatistics in Oncology : Understanding Clinical Research as an Applied Tool

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Raphael. L.C Araújo, Rachel P. Riechelmann, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book introduces and discusses the most important aspects of clinical research methods and biostatistics for oncologists, pursuing a tailor-made and practical approach. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been in vogue in the last few decades, particularly in rapidly advancing fields such as oncology. This approach has been used to support decision-making processes worldwide, sparking new clinical research and guidelines on clinical and surgical oncology. Clinical oncology research has many p…
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Araújo, Raphael. L.C
Riechelmann, Rachel P
Responsibility
Raphael. L.C Araújo, Rachel P. Riechelmann, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 348 p.) : 58 illus., 37 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319713243
9783319713236 (print ed.)
9783319713250 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomedical Research
Biostatistics - methods
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Clinical Trials as Topic
Evidence-Based Medicine
Neoplasms
Research Design
Specialty
Data Science
Medical Oncology
Research
Abstract
This book introduces and discusses the most important aspects of clinical research methods and biostatistics for oncologists, pursuing a tailor-made and practical approach. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been in vogue in the last few decades, particularly in rapidly advancing fields such as oncology. This approach has been used to support decision-making processes worldwide, sparking new clinical research and guidelines on clinical and surgical oncology. Clinical oncology research has many peculiarities, including specific study endpoints, a special focus on survival analyses, and a unique perspective on EBM. However, during medical studies and in general practice, these topics are barely taught. Moreover, even when EBM and clinical cancer research are discussed, they are presented in a theoretical fashion, mostly focused on formulas and numbers, rather than on clinical application for a proper literature appraisal. Addressing that gap, this book discusse s more practical aspects of clinical research and biostatistics in oncology, instead of relying only on mathematical formulas and theoretical considerations. Methods and Biostatistics in Oncology will help readers develop the skills they need to understand the use of research on everyday oncology clinical practice for study design and interpretation, as well to demystify the use of EBM in oncology.
Contents
1. Brief History of the Scientific Method and Its Application in Oncology -- 2. Generating a Hypothesis for an Oncology Study -- 3. Types of Variables and Distributions -- 4. Testing Measures of Associations -- 5. Sample Size Calculation in Oncology Studies -- 6. Interpretation of Results from Tables, Graphs, and Regressions in Cancer Research -- 7. Survival Analysis -- 8. The Role of Cross-Sectional and Cohort Studies in Oncology -- 9. Design of Retrospective and Case-Control Studies in Oncology -- 10. How to Design Phase I Trials in Oncology -- 11. The Many Different Designs of Phase II Trials in Oncology -- 12. Superiority and Non-inferiority Phase III Oncology Trials -- 13. Phase IV Trials: Interventional and Non-interventional Studies -- 14. Identifying Bias in Clinical Cancer Research -- 15. Ethics in Clinical Cancer Research -- 16. Cost-Effectiveness Studies in Oncology -- 17. How to Undertake Outcomes Research in Oncology -- 18. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Oncology Studies -- 19. Meta-Research in Oncology -- 20. Analysis of Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Oncology.
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e-Book
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Theories to Inform Superior Health Informatics Research and Practice

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Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Jonathan L. Schaffer, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This unifying volume offers a clear theoretical framework for the research shaping the emerging direction of informatics in health care. Contributors ground the reader in the basics of informatics methodology and design, including creating salient research questions, and explore the human dimensions of informatics in studies detailing how patients perceive, respond to, and use health data. Real-world examples bridge the theoretical and the practical as knowledge management-based solutions are a…
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Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Schaffer, Jonathan L.
Responsibility
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Jonathan L. Schaffer, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 456 p.) : 81 illus., 40 illus. in color
Series Title
Healthcare delivery in the information age
ISBN
9783319722870
9783319722863 (print ed.)
9783319722887 (print ed.)
ISSN
2191-5946
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care
Medical Informatics
Models, Theoretical
Research Design
Specialty
Medical Informatics
Abstract
This unifying volume offers a clear theoretical framework for the research shaping the emerging direction of informatics in health care. Contributors ground the reader in the basics of informatics methodology and design, including creating salient research questions, and explore the human dimensions of informatics in studies detailing how patients perceive, respond to, and use health data. Real-world examples bridge the theoretical and the practical as knowledge management-based solutions are applied to pervasive issues in information technologies and service delivery. Together, these articles illustrate the scope of health possibilities for informatics, from patient care management to hospital administration, from improving patient satisfaction to expanding the parameters of practice. Highlights of the coverage: Design science research opportunities in health care; IS/IT governance in health care: an integrative model; Persuasive technologies and behavior modification through technology: design of a mobile application for behavior change; The development of a hospital secure messaging and communication platform: a conceptualization; The development of intelligent patient-centric systems for health care; An investigation on integrating Eastern and Western medicine with informatics. Interest in Theories to Inform Superior Health Informatics Research and Practice cuts across academia and the healthcare industry. Its audience includes healthcare professionals, physicians and other clinicians, practicing informaticians, hospital administrators, IT departments, managers, and management consultants, as well as scholars, researchers, and students in health informatics and public health.
Contents
Part I. Research Design and Methodologies -- Part II. Sociotechnical Considerations -- Part III. Specific Solutions and the Principles of Knowledge Management.
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e-Book
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Practical Biostatistics in Translational Healthcare

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Allen M. Khakshooy, Francesco Chiappelli. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2018.
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There is an ever-increasing emphasis on evidence-based medicine that is distinguished by systematic crafting of the patient-centered research question, detailed literature searches, and careful appraisal of the resulting evidence. The consensus that ultimately emerges must then be applied in specific clinical settings, and it is to this process that translational effectiveness analysis refers. This portable and easy-to-use handbook is intended as a practical teaching guide on translational effe…
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Khakshooy, Allen M.
Other Authors
Chiappelli, Francesco
Responsibility
Allen M. Khakshooy, Francesco Chiappelli
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 227 p.) : 127 illus., 62 illus. in color
ISBN
9783662574379
9783662574355 (print ed.)
9783662574362 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biostatistics
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Data Interpretation, Statistical - methods
Research Design
Translational Medical Research
Specialty
Data Science
Research
Abstract
There is an ever-increasing emphasis on evidence-based medicine that is distinguished by systematic crafting of the patient-centered research question, detailed literature searches, and careful appraisal of the resulting evidence. The consensus that ultimately emerges must then be applied in specific clinical settings, and it is to this process that translational effectiveness analysis refers. This portable and easy-to-use handbook is intended as a practical teaching guide on translational effectiveness for students and clinicians. Specifically, it will serve as a primer on patient-centered outcomes research methodology in the health sciences and explain how to acquire and understand the fundamental data that determine which reports are valued as the "best available" evidence. It presents an accessible and readily intelligible set of principles which doctors, dentists, nurses, and insurance carriers will be able to use in the process of health care-related decision-making.
Contents
Part I. Fundamental Biostatistics for Translational Research -- 1. Introduction to Biostatistics -- 2. Study Design -- 3. Methodology -- 4. Descriptive Statistics -- 5. Inferential Statistics I -- 6. Inferential Statistics II -- 7. Nonparametric Statistics -- Part II. Biostatistics for Translational Effectiveness -- 8. Individual Patient Data -- 9. Evaluation -- 10. New Frontiers in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Appendices -- Answers to Chapter Practice Problems.
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Medical writing and research methodology for the orthopaedic surgeon

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Cyril Mauffrey, Marius M. Scarlat, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This unique guide is designed to facilitate the complex task of getting a paper published in an orthopaedics journal. The editors have enlisted expert orthopaedic surgeons from prestigious academic institutions, who share essential advice on how to set up and write on your research. The book addresses fraud issues, the correct use of English and editing, how to develop a sound research methodology, and editors' and reviewers' expectations, along with the main reasons for rejection. The future o…
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Mauffrey, Cyril
Scarlat, Marius M.
Responsibility
Cyril Mauffrey, Marius M. Scarlat, editors
Alternate Title
Medical writing and research methodology for the orthopedic surgeon
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 86 p.) : 7 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319693507
9783319693491 (print ed.)
9783319693514 (print ed.)
9783319887609 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Writing
Orthopedics
Research Design
Specialty
Orthopedics
Abstract
This unique guide is designed to facilitate the complex task of getting a paper published in an orthopaedics journal. The editors have enlisted expert orthopaedic surgeons from prestigious academic institutions, who share essential advice on how to set up and write on your research. The book addresses fraud issues, the correct use of English and editing, how to develop a sound research methodology, and editors' and reviewers' expectations, along with the main reasons for rejection. The future of the Impact Factor, altmetrics and Open Access journals are also discussed, and will be of special interest to young faculty who are starting their research career. The chapters are structured in a reproducible and easy-to-follow format. In addition, the editors offer tips and tricks for non-native speakers writing in English. As such, the book provides an accessible and comprehensive resource for all those seeking guidance on how to publish their research work in the field of orthopaedics.
Contents
Fraud in publishing -- The use of English and its editing -- Developing a sound research methodology -- What editors and reviewers look for: Tips for successful research publication -- Medical writing: systematic reviews and meta-analyses -- Epidemiological studies -- Common causes of rejection -- Tips and tricks for non-English writers -- Impact factor and altmetrics: what is the future? -- Open access journals: the future of scientific publishing?
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Being Participatory : Researching with Children and Young People : Co-constructing Knowledge Using Creative Techniques

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Imelda Coyne, Bernie Carter, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides a clear framework for conducting participatory research with children and young people supported with practical examples from international research studies. Our aim is to encourage more participatory research with children and young people on all matters that affect their lives. This book illustrates innovative ways of being participatory and sheds new light on involvement strategies that play to children's and young people's competencies. Participatory research is based on …
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Coyne, Imelda
Carter, Bernie
Responsibility
Imelda Coyne, Bernie Carter, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 178 p.) : 20 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319712284
9783319712277 (print ed.)
9783319712291 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Child
Community-Based Participatory Research - methods
Research Design
Research Subjects - psychology
Specialty
Research
Abstract
This book provides a clear framework for conducting participatory research with children and young people supported with practical examples from international research studies. Our aim is to encourage more participatory research with children and young people on all matters that affect their lives. This book illustrates innovative ways of being participatory and sheds new light on involvement strategies that play to children's and young people's competencies. Participatory research is based on the recognition of children and young people as active contributors rather than objects of research. Participatory researchers support and value the voices of children and young people in all matters that concern them. Core to participatory research practice is a strengths-based approach that aims to promote the active engagement of children and young people in all stages of research, from inception to implementation. Engagement of children and young people requires the use of creative, participatory methods, tools and involvement strategies to reveal children's competencies. This book shares knowledge about creative participatory techniques that can enable and promote children's ways of expressing their views and experiences. The book provides guidance on appropriate techniques that reduce the power differential in the adult-child relationship and which optimise children's abilities to participate in research. This book is targeted at researchers, academics, practitioners who need guidance on what tools are available, how the tools can be used, advantages and challenges, and how best to involve children in all stages of a research project. It will provide several examples of how children can have an active participatory role in research. There is increasing interest in involving children as co-researchers but little guidance on how this can be done. This book fills a gap in the current books by addressing all of these issues outlined above and by providing worked examples from leading researchers and academics. It will have wide appeal across a range of different disciplines.
Contents
1. Participatory research in the past, present and future -- 2. Principles of participatory research -- 3. Ethical issues in participatory research with children and young people -- 4. Being participatory -- 5. Being participatory through play -- 6. Being participatory through interviews -- 7. Being participatory through photo-based images -- 8. Being participatory through the use of app-based research tools -- 9. Participatory research: Does it genuinely extend the sphere of children and young people's participation?
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Qualitative inquiry & research desig : choosing among five approaches

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Creswell, John W. (4th ed.) --Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage , 2017.
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W 20.5 C73 2017
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 20.5 C73 2017
Author
Creswell, John W.
Other Authors
Poth, Cheryl N.
Edition
4th ed.
Place of Publication
Thousand Oaks, CA
Publisher
Sage
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
459 p.
ISBN
9.78E+11
Subjects (MeSH)
Research - methods
Qualitative Research
Research Design
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Biomedical Research : An Insider's Guide

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Seward B. Rutkove. --New York, NY: Springer , c2016.
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This comprehensive yet concise book introduces people at all levels of training--undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty--to the basic joys and challenges of biomedical research. By discussing many key research issues, would-be and early-stage academics will not only be better informed about the world of biomedical research, but will learn a basic set of instructions to help jumpstart their careers. Biomedical Research: An Insider's Guide is divided…
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Rutkove, Seward B
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Seward B. Rutkove
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
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1 online resource (xvii, 299 p.)
ISBN
9781493936557
9781493936533 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomedical Research - methods
Research Design
Abstract
This comprehensive yet concise book introduces people at all levels of training--undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty--to the basic joys and challenges of biomedical research. By discussing many key research issues, would-be and early-stage academics will not only be better informed about the world of biomedical research, but will learn a basic set of instructions to help jumpstart their careers. Biomedical Research: An Insider's Guide is divided into five sections. The first focuses on decision points regarding whether or not to enter research and if so what type: basic, clinical, or translational. The second section focuses on the practicalities of pursuing medical research, including institutional review boards and animal care committees as well general suggestions regarding idea generation and collaboration. The third section covers a core aspect of research: writing--detailing the evolution of both grants and papers. The fourth section addresses a range of issues, including conferencing to patents to working with industry to obtaining philanthropic support. The final section deals with all-important broader life issues from job choices to being a mentor to thoughts on how to keep the big picture front and center. An invaluable resource that offers insightful, practical advice, Biomedical Research: An Insider's Guide reveals how biomedical research can be both challenging and truly rewarding.
Contents
Part 1: Basic considerations -- 1. So do you really want to pursue research? -- 2. What's in store: The brighter side of medical research -- 3. What's in store: The darker side of medical research -- 4. One degree of separation -- 5. Choosing and working with a mentor -- 6. Identifying a research niche you can call your own -- 7. Useful Definitions -- Part 2: Research Foundations and Structures -- 8. The Institutional Review Board: Do's, Don'ts, and Nevers -- 9. Animal Care and Use Committees -- 10. Research beyond humans and vertebrates -- 11. Hiring Research Staff -- 12. Strategy and Tactics: Running a Successful Laboratory -- 13. Everything you ever wanted to know about collaboration -- Part 3: Successful Paper and Grant Writing -- 14. Writing a successful research paper. I. Up to the point of submission -- 15. Writing a successful research paper. II Revising, resubmitting, and post-acceptance tasks -- 16. Funding: An overview -- 17. Where to apply for funding: making the right choices -- 18. Writing a winning grant application -- 19. Grant budgeting -- 20. Grant writing: Pearls and lumps of coal -- 21. Research Training, Fellowship, and Career grants -- 22. Grant review from the inside -- 23. Interpreting your reviews -- 24. To resubmit or not resubmit and how to do it -- Part 4: Good presentations, conferencing, networking, and other useful tools -- 25. The art of good presentation -- 26. Effective conferencing -- 27. Networking in the 21st century -- 28. Conflicts of interest -- 29. Scientific conduct and misconduct: what is right and proper, what is not, and what is somewhere in the middle -- 30. Article review and reading: being efficient and as thorough as you need to be -- 31. Patents -- 32. Working with industry -- Part 5: Career choices and life lessons -- 33. Jobs in biomedical science: seeking, landing, and changing -- 34. Academic Promotion and Titles -- 35. On being a mentor -- 36. Yardsticks of success -- 37. Research Life Lesson #1: Everything takes longer than you think, so plan for it -- 38. Research life lesson #2: A person's research is endlessly important to them -- 39. Research Life lesson #3: Balance, timing, cycles and seeing the big picture -- 40. Research Life Lesson #4: Your career is an ultramarathon, not a sprint -- 41. Conclusion: Nothing satisfies like meaningful work.
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Evidence-based Research Methods for Chinese Medicine

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Siu-wai Leung, Hao Hu, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2016.
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This book is a practical guide to the evidence-based medicine (EBM) research methods that are applicable to Chinese medicine (CM). It includes 3 parts: clinical research, healthcare data research and laboratory research. In each chapter, it explains how to acquire, analyze and evaluate a specific kind of CM research result. Authors exemplify the most important methods with successful cases in transforming reliable data into new knowledge of CM. This book emphasizes the requirements for CM resea…
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Leung, Siu-wai
Hu, Hao
Responsibility
Siu-wai Leung, Hao Hu, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 197 p. : 12 illus., 7 illus. in color)
ISBN
9789811022906
9789811022890 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine
Medicine, Chinese Traditional
Research Design
Abstract
This book is a practical guide to the evidence-based medicine (EBM) research methods that are applicable to Chinese medicine (CM). It includes 3 parts: clinical research, healthcare data research and laboratory research. In each chapter, it explains how to acquire, analyze and evaluate a specific kind of CM research result. Authors exemplify the most important methods with successful cases in transforming reliable data into new knowledge of CM. This book emphasizes the requirements for CM researchers to design and conduct CM studies by following the best available principles, standards and guidelines.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Methodology for Clinical Study Investigating Chinese Medicine -- 3. Effectiveness Assessment of Chinese Medicine in Clinical Research -- 4. Placebo-Controlled Trials in Acupuncture: Problems and Solutions -- 5. Qualitative Interview for Chinese Medicine Research: Challenges and Prospects -- 6. A Need for Standard Data Collection Procedure in Studies on Traditional Chinese Medicine -- 7. Methods for Assessment of Interrater Reliability for Diagnosis and Intervention in Traditional Chinese Medicine Studies -- 8. Bioinformatics for Molecular Authentication of Chinese Medicinal Materials -- 9. Proteomic Response Fingerprinting (ProReF) for Rapid Identification of Protein Targets for Chinese Medicine -- 10. Chinese Medicines in Neurological Diseases: Pharmacological Perspective -- 11. Effects of Chinese Medicinal Components on Chemokine Receptors: Theory, Results, and Methodology.
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