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Module Reading List

Dissertation: MPH, 2019/20, Semester C12
Dr Martin McAreavey
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Essential reading

BERRY, R. (2004) The research project : how to write it . London, Routledge.

BLAND, M. (2000)An introduction to medical statistics. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

BRYMAN, A. (2004)Social research methods. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

HART, C. (1998) Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination . London, Sage.

SILVERMAN, D. (2010) Doing qualitative research : a practical handbook , London, Sage

WALLIMAN, N (2008) Your Research Project , London , Sage

Health Needs Assessment (HNA) 

HEALTH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (2005) Health Needs Assessment - a practical guide . London. Health Development Agency. Accessible at:

HOOPER AND LONGWORTH (2002). Health Needs Assessment Workbook. Wetherby. Health Development Agency. Accessible at:

QUIGLEY AND CAVANAGH (2005). Clarifying approaches to HNA, IIA, HEA AND REIA. London. HDA and NICE. Accessible at:

STEVENS, A & RAFFERTY, J. (1994, 1997) Health care needs assessment: the epidemiologically based needs assessment reviews , Vol. 1 & 2. Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press

Health Services Evaluation

BOWLING, A (2009) Research Methods in Health. Investigating Health and Health Services . Maidenhead. Open University Press.

OVRETVEIT, J (1998). Evaluating health interventions : an introduction to evaluation of health treatments, services, policies and organizational interventions . Maidenhead. Open University Press

Systematic Review

EGGER, M., DAVEY SMITH, G. & ALTMAN, D. G. (Eds.) (2001) Systematic reviews in health care : meta analysis in context . London, BMJ.

NHS CENTRE FOR REVIEWS AND DISSEMINATION (2009) Systematic Reviews: CRD’s guidance  for undertaking reviews in Health Care. York, University of York. Available at:  

Additional recommended reading

CHAPIN, P. G. (2004) Research projects and research proposals : a guide for scientists seeking funding . Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

DENZIN, N. K. & LINCOLN, Y. S. (Eds.) (2005) Handbook of qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.

ELLIOT, R. & ELLIOT, J. (1998) Painless research projects . Hauppauge, NY, Barron's.

FIELD, A. (2005)Discovering statistics using SPSS : (and sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll). London, Sage.

MURRAY, R. (2006) How to write a thesis . Maidenhead, Open University Press.

NICOL, A. & PEXMAN, P. (2003) Displaying your findings : a practical guide for creating figures, posters, and presentations . Washington, American Psychological Association.

This list was last updated on 23/10/2012