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Research Methods Module, 2017/18, Semester 1
Jennifer Parr
j.parr@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Preliminary Reading

Arthur, A. and B. Hancock (2009) Introduction to the research process. NIHR available online from: http://rds-eastmidlands.nihr.ac.uk/resources/doc_download/10

Greenhalgh T (1997). How to read a paper: Assessing the methodological quality of published papers. British medical journal. 315(7103): 305-8.

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General

Laws S, Harper C, Marcus R (2003) Research for development : a practical guide .Sage Publications.

Social Research Update http://sru.soc.surrey.ac.uk (various topics).

Bowling A (2009) Research methods in health: investigating health and health services . Maidenhead: Open University Press.

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Quantitative Research

Quantitative methods

Module 10 in Varkevisser CM, Pathmanathan I, Brownlee A. 2003. Designing and conducting health systems research projects . Geneva: World Health Organization / International Development Research Centre.

WHO. 2002. Assessment of human resources for health. Survey instruments and guide to administration. Geneva: WHO. Available online from: http://www.who.int/hrh/tools/hrh_assessment_guide.pdf

Quantitative sampling

Section 4 in Mathers N, Fox N. and Hunn A. 2007. Surveys and Questionnaires . The NIHR RDS for the East Midlands / Yorkshire & the Humber. Available online from: http://www.rds-eastmidlands.nihr.ac.uk/resources/doc_download/11-surverys-and-questionnaires.html

Fox N., Hunn A., and Mathers N. 2007. Sampling and sample size calculation. The NIHR RDS for the East Midlands / Yorkshire & the Humber. Available online from: http://rds-eastmidlands.nihr.ac.uk/resources/doc_download/9-sampling-and-sample-size-calculation.html

Module 11 in Varkevisser CM, Pathmanathan I, Brownlee A. 2003. Designing and conducting health systems research projects . Geneva: World Health Organization / International Development Research Centre.

Quantitative tool design

Section 5 in Mathers N, Fox N. and Hunn A. 2007. Surveys and Questionnaires . The NIHR RDS for the East Midlands / Yorkshire & the Humber. Available online from: http://www.rds-eastmidlands.nihr.ac.uk/resources/doc_download/11-surverys-and-questionnaires.html

Boynton PM, Greenhalgh T. 2004. Selecting, designing, and developing your questionnaire. British medical journal , 328, 1312-1315.

Quantitative data collection

Module 12 in Varkevisser CM, Pathmanathan I, Brownlee A. 2003. Designing and conducting health systems research projects . Geneva: World Health Organization / International Development Research Centre.

Quantitative analysis

Chapter 14 - Quantitative data analysis, in Bryman A. 2008. Social research methods (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chapters 8 and 9 in Fathalla MA. 2004. A practical guide for health researchers . Cairo: WHO EMRO.

Chapter 16 – Displaying data, in Kumar R. 2011. Research methodology: a step-by-step guide for beginners . London: Sage.

Altman D.G. et al. 2000. Statistics with confidence: confidence intervals and statistical guidelines . 2nd edition. London: BMJ Publications.

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Qualitative Research

Barbour RS (1995) Using focus groups in general practice research. Family practice. 12(3): 328-34.

Esposito N (2001) From Meaning to Meaning: The Influence of Translation Techniques on Non-English Focus Group Research, Qualitative health research. 11(4): 568-579.

Green J, Thorogood N (2009) Qualitative methods for health research . 2nd edition. London: Sage Publications.

Hennink, MM (2007) International focus group research : a handbook for the health and social sciences . Cambridge University Press.

Silverman D (2006) Interpreting qualitative data : methods for analyzing talk, text and interaction . Sage Publications, London.

Ulin PR, Robinson, ET, Tolley, EE (2005) Qualitative methods in public health : a field guide for applied research . San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Ethics

Economic and Social Research Council (2005) Research Ethics Framework (REF), Swindon: Economic and Social
Research Council. Available online from: http://www.gold.ac.uk/media/ESRC_Re_Ethics_Frame_tcm6-11291.pdf

This list was last updated on 14/10/2014