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Public Health Research Methods
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Description for Public Health Research Methods
Hardcover. Providing a comprehensive foundation for planning, executing, and monitoring public health research of all types, this book goes beyond traditional epidemiologic research designs to cover technology-based approaches emerging in the new public health landscape. Editor(s): Guest, Greg S.; Namey, Emily E. Num Pages: 832 pages, illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: MBGR; MBN. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 183 x 256 x 38. Weight in Grams: 1460.
Public Health Research Methods is a comprehensive collection of research methods used in the field of public health. This text is about providing researchers, and future researchers, with an up-to-date and comprehensive set of tools to investigate public health issues and problems, to ultimately better inform public health policy and practice. The contents of this book go beyond traditional epidemiologic approaches and cover the various research methods and technologies that are emerging in the new public health landscape.
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Thousand Oaks, United States
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Greg Guest received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Georgia. Over the past 15 years, he has designed and managed public health research studies in more than 15 countries. Greg is currently the Director of Research and Evaluation in the Economic Development and Livelihoods department at FHI 360. In this capacity he oversees multisite, mixed methods, research and evaluation ... Read moreactivities across multiple fields of public health. Guest′s other books include two edited volumes—Globalization, Health and the Environment: An Integrated Perspective (AltaMira, 2005) and Handbook for Team- Based Qualitative Research (AltaMira 2008)—and two co-authored monographs Applied Thematic Analysis (Sage 2012) and Collecting Qualitative Data: A Field Manual for Applied Research (Sage 2013). He′s published articles in journals such as Field Methods, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, American Journal of Public Health, JAIDS, AIDS Care, AIDS Education and Prevention, African Journal of AIDS Research, AIDS and Behavior, Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care and Journal of Health Communication. Guest is also owner of the research consulting firm Social Research Solutions, which specializes in methodological training and consultation (www.socialresearchsolutions.com). Emily E. Namey, MA, has over 10 years’ experience applying her skills in project management and knowledge of research methods to the design, implementation, conduct, monitoring, and dissemination of public health research. Emily recently rejoined FHI 360, where she manages domestic and international qualitative and mixed methods projects related to health disparities and HIV prevention. Prior to her work at FHI 360, she spent over 5 years at Duke University, splitting time among the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Trent Center for Bioethics. At Duke, Emily implemented qualitative research on subjects ranging from maternity care to vaccine trial participation to ethical approaches to genomic research recruitment to the use and understanding of Certificates of Confidentiality. She has experience in the private sector as well, having completed projects at Intel Corporation and Nike, Inc. Emily has designed and led qualitative research training courses in more than a dozen countries and has co-authored several methodological publications, including Collecting Qualitative Data (Sage 2012), Applied Thematic Analysis (Sage 2012), Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collector’s Field Guide (Family Health International, 2005) and “Data reduction techniques for large qualitative datasets” in Handbook for Team-based Qualitative Research (AltaMira 2008). Her publications also include articles in Social Science & Medicine, Fertility and Sterility, AIDS Care, IRB, and the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. Emily received her MA in applied anthropology from Northern Arizona University. Show Less
Reviews for Public Health Research Methods
"For students like mine, who are training in Community Health Practice, a textbook like this would be very useful as it has key research methods concepts from across the Public Health field."
Linda Highfield "The content of this text is excellent and very current. I am impressed by the emphasis on community-based approaches, the effort to integrate examples from ... Read morethe current academic literature, and efforts to inform students of future directions in public health research."
Sandra Bulmer "An excellent book for anyone who wants to conduct research in public health. It is very informative and it flows very well."
Roya Ghiaseddin "…a well-conceived overview of the key themes in health research methods and a straightforward approach and focus."
Peter Benson "It is an excellent public health textbook—well-written and covers all aspects of public health, especially modern public health."
Dhitinut Ratnapradipa "The book makes research methods ‘come alive’ by providing information on the historical use of various methods and research findings."
Beverly Cigler "It facilitates a ‘big picture’ view for students."
Karen Rich "I actually really like the way the text is laid out. It seems like there is a good distinction between technical matters and theoretical perspectives."
Josh Packard "It makes sense the way it goes from preparing research to designing and implementing research, and finishes with applications."
Michele Morrone "The content is comprehensive, informative and valuable."
Tracey Barnfather "The fact that the book extends beyond the general study designs covered in traditional research methods texts as well as provides specifics on planning and implementing research gives the reader a better understanding of how research operates."
Leslie Hinyard "It is a good reference for any health care professional, especially for doctoral students in any health care field, including those pursuing a doctorate in education."
Linda Simunek "Good overview all in one place."
Willie Oglesby "Provides an overview of research methods and applications across the major public health disciplines."
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