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Module Reading List

Research Methods Module, 2019/20, 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: https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/pathol/research/pdf/2a_Introduction_to_the_Research_Process_Revision_2009.pdf

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: https://www.rds-yh.nihr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/12_Surveys_and_Questionnaires_Revision_2009.pdf

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: https://www.rds-yh.nihr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/12_Surveys_and_Questionnaires_Revision_2009.pdf

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. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

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 (2015) Research Ethics Framework (REF), Swindon: Economic and Social
Research Council. Available online from: https://esrc.ukri.org/files/funding/guidance-for-applicants/esrc-framework-for-research-ethics-2015/

 

This list was last updated on 03/10/2019