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Setting out the basics of designing, conducting and analysing an evaluation study in healthcare, the authors take a practical approach, assuming no previous knowledge or experience of evaluation. All the basics are covered, including: - How to plan an evaluation - Research governance and ethics - Understanding data - Interpreting findings - Writing a report Cases included throughout to demonstrate evaluation in action, and self learning courses give the reader an opportunity to develop their skills further in the methods and analysis involved in evaluation.
|Publication date:||3rd March 2008|
|Author:||Sinead Brophy, Helen Snooks, Lesley J. Griffiths|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
|Categories:||Health systems & services, Research methods: general,|
I have worked in the field of epidemiology for chronic disease for 12+ years and have published more than 40 papers in this field. I am Senior Lecturer in the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) which is one of five new UKCRC Centres of Public Health Research Excellence. Member of the steering committee of the European Diabetes Epidemiology Group. Member of British Society for Rheumatology. I am a professor in Health Services Research, based in the Centre for Health Information Research and Evaluation (CHIRAL) in the School of Medicine at Swansea University. I ...More About Sinead Brophy, Helen Snooks, Lesley J. Griffiths