For research to be effective, it is essential that every aspect of the study is well planned. Health Science Research has been written to help researchers from all disciplines conduct their studies with this kind of integrity. Each chapter covers a specific area fo conducting a study, including: - formulating the research question - preparing a grant application - subject recruitment - data collection and analysis - interpreting the results of the study. This informative text is designed to be a user friendly research, reference and study tool. It has been organised into eight chapters, each of which covers a specific area of conducting a research study. This book will be of particular value to scientists, research assistants, qualified or trainee physicians, nurses and allied health workers. The book will also be an essential companion for students in all disciplines who want to learn more about how to do good research.

Choosing the Measurements
Outcome Measurements

The objectives of this section are to understand:

  • how to select appropriate outcome measurements;
  • the relative benefits of objective and subjective measurements; and
  • how to reduce measurement error in clinical trials.
Choice of outcome measurements

Much care is needed when choosing the outcome and explanatory variables that ...

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