2013, XVIII, 621 p. 58 illus., 54 illus. in color.
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lllumination of each step of the research process demystifies practical aspects of producing scientific evidence
A step-by-step approach allows readers to develop, implement, interpret, and report epidemiological research
Integration of theory, practice, and ethics prepares readers to become conscientious researchers
Discussions of contemporary approaches and topics alongside emerging paradigm shifts situates readers at the forefront of epidemiological research
This textbook presents epidemiology in a practical manner, contextualized with discussions of theory and ethics, so that students and professionals from all academic backgrounds may develop a deep appreciation for how to conduct and interpret epidemiological research. Readers will develop skills to:
· Search for and appraise literature critically
· Develop important research questions
· Design, plan, and implement studies to address those questions
· Develop proposals to obtain funding
· Perform and interpret fundamental statistical estimations, tests,and models
· Consider the ethical implications of all stages of research
· Report findings in publications
· Advocate for change in the public health setting
Epidemiology is and will remain a discipline in motion, and this textbook aims at reflecting this dynamism and keeping pace with its momentum. This textbook is not only a classroom tool with high utility but also an essential reference and guide for those engaging in research involving human subjects.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Clinical research - Epidemiology - Medical research - Public Health - Research methods