"...this new edition also features chapters covering: differing research designs, the role of theory, and ethical issues in qualitative research; interview, focus group and observational methods; and documentary and conversation analysis." -- Back cover
Situating knowledge systems -- Research paradigms -- Discovery and recovery : reading and conducting research responsibly -- Whose reality counts? : research methods in question -- Postcolonial indigenous research paradigms -- Decolonizing evaluation -- Decolonizing mixed methods research -- Indigenous mixed methods in program evaluation -- Theorizing on social science research methods : indigenous perspectives -- Culturally responsive indigenous research methodologies -- Decolonizing the interview method -- Participatory research methods -- Postcolonial indigenous feminist research methodologies -- Building partnerships and integrating knowledge systems - Library of Congress Catalogue.
The second edition of this book will continue to serve as a comprehensive reference for a variety of research situations. As before, it is written for students and practitioners in the health professions as they become critical consumers of published research, and for those who are actively engaged in clinical research activities.
This revised and updated edition of Qualitative Research in Health Care offers an introduction to conducting and interpreting qualitative research, incorporating new examples, references and chapters relevant for an introductory level text.
The randmomized control clinical trial has become the gold standard in scientific method for the evaluation of pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, procedures, and diagnostic tests. This trial design has been successfully used in both therapeutic and disease prevention trials. It is superior to alternative designs by eliminating several sources of bias which exist in those designs. This role has evolved over the past three decades in a number of disease areas including cardiology, opthalmology, cancer and AIDS. While the specifics in using the randomized control design for a specific intervention and disease may differ, the basic fundamentals still apply in developing the study protocol and operational procedures. These fundamentals include identifying the specific questions to be tested and appropriate outcome measures, detailing the intervention with visit schedules for subject evaluation, establishing an an interim data and safety monitoring plan, detailing the final analysis plan, and determining the organizational structure.