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Research Methods for Public Health

by Stuart McClean, Isabelle Bray, Nick de Viggiani, Emma Bird

Research Methods for Public Health Synopsis

Research Methods for Public Health offers an in-depth introduction to the theories, concepts, approaches and practices, relevant to research methods in a public health setting. Informed by a socio-ecological model of public health, the book uses real world research examples and contemporary social, political and environmental themes of public health that reflect UK and international contexts. The book provides a straightforward approach to developing a research project and applying methods in practical and realistic ways, using an innovative, integrative approach that combines methodologies. The authors have moved away from traditional approaches to research methods, and include chapters on primary quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, evidence synthesis approaches, critical appraisal, research governance and ethics, and dissemination. Essential reading for postgraduate students, researchers and public health practitioners, or individuals preparing for the UK Faculty of Public Health Part A examination.

Research Methods for Public Health Press Reviews

Research Methods for Public Health is an excellent resource covering a broad range of research methodologies, as well as being a welcome source of inspiration for integrating these methods. I highly recommend this book as an introductory text for students of Public Health, as well as a companion book for any researcher working in the field. -- Fredrik Saboonchi This text is easy to read and makes good use of examples, which are clear and directed at an appropriate level for Post Graduate Public Health students. The use of applied examples and case studies from a range of contexts make this book relevant to a wide audience. Chapters cover core aspects needed for the teaching of Public Health Research methods, in particular, the focus on mixed methods, which is becoming a more prominent methodology in Public Health research. -- Jacques Oosthuizen

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526430014
Publication date: 9th November 2019
Author: Stuart McClean, Isabelle Bray, Nick de Viggiani, Emma Bird
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 296 pages
Categories: Medical research, Medical research,

About Stuart McClean, Isabelle Bray, Nick de Viggiani, Emma Bird

Dr Stuart McClean is a social anthropologist and social scientist working at UWE, Bristol as a Public Health academic. He is leader of the MSc Public Health Programme, a successful and internationally recognised Masters. He is also a research theme leader in the Public Health and Wellbeing Research Group on 'Inequality, Disadvantage and Public Policy'. Stuart is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Higher Education Academy, and is the Book Review Editor for the international journal 'Health', the co-editor of Folk Healing and Health Care Practices in Britain and Ireland (Berghahn, 2010), ...

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