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Principles of Evaluation and Research for Health Care Programs

Author(s): Karen (Kay) M. Perrin, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284038965
  • Product With Access Code    430 pages      © 2015
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Principles of Evaluation and Research for Health Care Programs provides a basic understanding of the importance of and the key approaches used to conduct health program research and evaluations. The book also examines ethical and cultural competency issues unique to conducting evaluations.  Additionally, it offers an introduction to systems thinking and its implications for evaluating the impact of interventions.

Written with the undergraduate in mind, this book is ideal for students pursuing a wide spectrum of health careers.  Through activities and case studies, readers will gain a solid foundation for understanding all aspects of evaluation while developing the critical thinking skills needed to dissect peer-reviewed publications as well as popular media health claims.

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Key Features:

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of topics needed to review published literature, collect primary data, analyze data using basic statistics, and present results in written or verbal formats for their intended audiences.
  • Students will learn terminology, levels and types of measurement, data collection methods, sampling and basic statistical analysis.
  • Provides many examples from a wide variety of health fields.
  Acknowledgments
  Preface
  Dedication
  Chapter  1  Purpose
  Chapter  2  Ethics
  Chapter  3  Determinants of Health
  Chapter  4  Theories and Models
  Chapter  5  Reliability and Validity
  Chapter  6  Qualitative Data
  Chapter  7  Elements of Research
  Chapter  8  Surveys
  Chapter  9  Data Tools
  Chapter  10  Populations and Samples
  Chapter  11  Inferential Statistics
  Chapter  12  Budgets and Cost Analyses
  Chapter  13  Reports and Presentations
  Chapter  14  Case Study

Karen (Kay) M. Perrin, MPH, PhD-Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida

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