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Essentials of Public Health Research Methods

  • Richard A. Crosby
  • Laura F. Salazar
  • ISBN-10: 1284175464
  • ISBN-13: 9781284175462
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Part of the Essential Public Health Series, Essentials of Public Health Research Methods is specifically written for undergraduate students studying public health who want to fully understand the range of research methods as applied to public health. Using the circular model of public health research as an overarching framework, Essentials of Public Health Research Methods provides a clear, time-tested methodology that leads students step-by-step through the research process – from framing the questions, identifying the study design and choosing methodology to collecting and analyzing data, and disseminating research findings. By following this process, students learn about various facets of public health, while also learning how to select and apply various research methodologies.


  • An opening overview chapter provides the framework for the book, while quotes and learning objectives in the beginning of eachChapter provide a roadmap for skills and knowledge to be gained

  • Current and diverse examples illustrate each component of the process and reflect the range of public health disciplines and interests

  • Plentiful graphics and charts help illustrate and clarify concepts

  • Thought-provoking questions at the end ofChapters help stimulate thought and discussion

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Shaping Public Health through Research and Practice
Chapter 2: Framing the Research Question
Chapter 3: Ethical Standards and Practice for Public Health Research
Chapter 4: Community-Based Participatory Research
Chapter 5: Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health
Chapter 6: Observational Research Designs
Chapter 7: Experimental Research Designs
Chapter 8: Quasi-Experimental Designs for Public Health
Chapter 9: Defining the Study Population
Chapter 10: Sampling Techniques
Chapter 11: Measurement
Chapter 12: Data Management and Cleaning
Chapter 13: Parametric Data Analysis
Chapter 14: Non-Parametric Data Analysis
Chapter 15: Disseminating Findings and Informing New Research