Good design is a pre–requisite for successful medical research and The Design of Studies for Medical Research shows just how this can be achieved. The book focuses on how to effectively design studies and covers all key aspects of the process:
- How to take samples
- How to randomise
- Questionnaire and form design
- Sample size determination
- Design of laboratory experiments
- Design of clinical trials
- Design of epidemiological studies
This book is for anyone working in medical research, from the laboratory through to general practice and public health. It will be ideal for anyone embarking upon research for the first time or submitting a research proposal for funding, but is of relevance to all health and allied health professionals
- Includes examples from the medical literature
- Highlights and summarises key concepts
Chapter 1. What is Evidence.
Chapter 2. Measurement, Forms and Questionnaires.
Chapter 3. Principles of Study Size Calculation.
Chapter 4. Randomisation.
Chapter 5. Cross–sectional Longitudinal Studies.
Chapter 6. Surveys, Cohort and Case–Control Studies.
Chapter 7. Clinical Trails – General Issues.
Chapter 8. Early Clinical Trials.
Chapter 9. Phase III Trials.
Chapter 10. Diagnosis.
Chapter 11. Prognostic Factor Studies.
" a very good attempt to discuss various aspects of clinical research " (Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, July/August 2006)
"This is a well researched, well written, thoughtful, and easy to read primer a valuable addition to books for research physicians, medical students, and others " (Doody′s Health Services)
" this book is surprisingly refreshing could be used in any number of situations with equality utility " (Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 2005)