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Foundations of Clinical Research

Foundations of Clinical Research - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0838526958

Cover of Foundations of Clinical Research 2ND 00 (ISBN 978-0838526958)
ISBN13: 978-0838526958
ISBN10: 0838526950
Edition: 2ND 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2000
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Foundations of Clinical Research - 2ND 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0838526958

Leslie Gross Portney and Mary Watkins

ISBN13: 978-0838526958
ISBN10: 0838526950
Edition: 2ND 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

This book serves as a comprehensive reference for a variety of research situations. This edition reflects the popular approaches to analysis and design, and addresses the focus of health-care related research through the 1990s and into the 21st century.

Expanded or added topics include outcomes research and the disablement model, validity and diagnostic screening, meta-analysis, scales used in survey and outcomes research, logistic regression, measures of reliability, and data management to prepare for computer analysis.

For those in the health professions, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, and exercise physiology.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL RESEARCH.

1. A Concept of Research.
2. The Role of Theory in Clinical Research.
3. Ethical Issues in Clinical Research.

II. CONCEPT OF MEASUREMENT.

4. Principles of Measurement.
5. Reliability.
6. Validity of Measurements.

III. DESIGN.

7. The Research Question.
8. Sampling.
9. Experimental Control.
10. Experimental Design.
11. Sequential Clinical Trials.
12. Single-Subject Designs.
13. Descriptive and Exploratory Research.
14. Surveys.
15. Epidemiology.
16. Other Research Approaches.

IV. ANALYSIS.

17. Descriptive Statistics and Measures of Variability.
18. Statistical Inference.
19. The t-Test.
20. Analysis of Variance.
21. Multiple Comparison Tests.
22. Nonparametric Tests for Group Comparisons.
23. Correlation.
24. Regression.
25. Analysis of Frequencies : Chi-Square.
26. Statistical Measures of Reliability.
27. Multivariate Analysis.
28. Data Management.

V. COMMUNICATION.

29. Writing a Research Proposal.
30. Reporting the Results of Clinical Research.
31. Evaluating Research Reports.

Appendices.

  1. Statistical Tables.
  2. Summary of Statistical Procedures.
  3. Power and Sample Size.
  4. Transformation of Data.
  5. Sample Informed Consent Form.

Glossary of Statistical Symbols and Abbreviations.

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