Research Methods in Pharmacy Practice. Methods and Applications Made Easy

  • ID: 4465020
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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This is a comprehensive guide to applying research methods to practice problems. It uses case-based examples and activities rooted in practice to support development of knowledge, skills, and confidence in applying evidence-based research methods.

An array of different methodologies and qualitative/quantitative methods are described. Examples of topics include distinction between methodologies and methods, ethics protocols, as well as design/implementation/data analysis/interpretation of findings using methods such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, observational research, database mining, text and document analysis, quality improvement (PDSA cycles), economic (cost/benefit) evaluations.

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PART 1 INTRODUCTION

1 Introduction to research in pharmacy practice

2 Planning your research

3 Levels of Measurement

PART 2 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH: DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS

4 Introduction to quantitative research

5 Validity and reliability: How do you know you are measuring what you think you are measuring?

6 Planning a survey, designing your questionnaire, and setting up a database

7 Participants in your research

8 Experimental design and randomised controlled trials: deciding what treatment works

9 Managing your results: a step-by-step guide to the principles underpinning your choice of

the right statistics to use

10 Descriptive statistics: how many people said what and who were they?

11 Inferential statistics

PART 3 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS

12 Introduction to Qualitative Research

13 Qualitative interviewing

14 Focus Groups

15 Observational Methods

16 Data analysis and coding

17 Data synthesis and presentation of findings

18 Other qualitative methods

PART 4 MIXED METHODS RESEARCH

19 Multimethod, or "Mixed-Methods" Research

PART 5 CONCLUSIONS

20 Research Outputs and Knowledge Translation

21 Conclusions - for just getting started

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Austin, Zubin Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Sutton, Jane Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath, UK.
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