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Research Project in International Health, 2021/22, Semester F09
Joseph Hicks
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* = Most recommended

Research projects

* Bell, J. 2014. Doing your research project: a guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social science . 6th edition. Maidenhead, Open University Press

* Davies, MB. 2007. Doing a successful research project : using qualitative or quantitative methods. New York, Palgrave Macmillan

SAGE. 2020. SAGE Research Methods.

Module 12 in Varkevisser C.M. et al. Designing and conducting health systems research projects. Geneva: WHO IDRC, 2003. (Links to Vol 1 & Vol 2 )

Walliman, N. 2005. Your research project: a step-by-step guide for the first-time researcher. 2nd ed. London: Sage.

Usherwood, T. 1996. Introduction to project management in health research : a guide for new researchers. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Luck, M. 1999. Your student research project. Aldershot: Gower.

LearnHigher. 2011. Report writing - resources for students. Available from:

Burnard, P. 2004. Writing a qualitative research report. Nurse education today. 24(3): 174-9.

Cordon, A., & Sainsbury, R. 2006. Using verbatim quotations in reporting qualitative social research: Researchers’ view. York, UK: University of York, Social Policy Research Unit.

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Secondary data

Goodwin, J. 2012. Secondary Data Analysis. London: SAGE.    Guest, G, Namey, E.E. 2015. Using Secondary Data, in Public Health Research Methods. London: SAGE.

Dale, A. et al. 1988. Doing secondary analysis. London: Routledge.

Beck, C.T. 2019. Secondary Qualitative Data Analysis in the Health and Social Sciences. Abingdon: Routledge.

Hinds, P., Vogel, R., Clarke-Steffen, L. 1997. The possibilities and pitfalls of doing a secondary analysis of a qualitative data set. Qualitative Health Research7(3), pp.408–424. 

Ziebland, S., Hunt, K. 2014. Using secondary analysis of qualitative data of patient experiences of health care to inform health services research and policy. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy19(3), pp.177–182.

Corti, L. 2014. Secondary data in your research [Streaming video]. Retrieved from SAGE Research Methods.

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General academic writing

* Skills@Library. 2020. Academic writing. Available from:

Burnard, P. 2004. Writing skills in health care . Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.

Gillett, A. 2009. Academic writing: writing paragraphs. Using English for academic purposes: a guide for students in higher education. Available from:

Morley, J. 2013. Academic phrasebank. University of Manchester. Available from:

Williams, D. 2002. Writing skills in practice : a practical guide for health professionals . London: Jessica Kingsley.

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* Sandars, J. 2009. The use of reflection in medical education. AMEE Guide No. 44. Medical teacher, 31(8).

Sobral, D.T. 2000. An appraisal of medical students’ reflection-in-learning. Medical education, 34, 182–187.

Tate, S., Sills, M. 2004. The development of critical reflection in the health professions. London: Higher Education Academy, Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre.

Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre.

This list was last updated on 03/02/2021