International Focus Group Research

Author: Monique M. Hennink
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467611
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A practical and authoritative guide to conducting focus group discussions in health and social science research, with particular emphasis on using focus groups in developing country settings. Monique M. Hennink describes the procedures and challenges of each stage of international focus group research. This book demonstrates how to balance scientific rigour with the challenges of the research context, and guides readers to make informed research decisions. It includes unique field perspectives and case study examples of research in practice. Topics covered include: planning international field research; developing a fieldwork timetable and budget; seeking research permissions; translating research instruments; training a field team; developing a culturally appropriate discussion guide; participant recruitment strategies; conducting focus groups in another language; managing discussions in outdoor locations; group size and composition issues; transcription and translation of the group discussions; data analysis and reporting focus group research.

Handbook of Emergent Methods

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462514804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Social researchers increasingly find themselves looking beyond conventional methods to address complex research questions. This is the first book to comprehensively examine emergent qualitative and quantitative theories and methods across the social and behavioral sciences. Providing scholars and students with a way to retool their research choices, the volume presents cutting-edge approaches to data collection, analysis, and representation. Leading researchers describe alternative uses of traditional quantitative and qualitative tools; innovative hybrid or mixed methods; and new techniques facilitated by technological advances. Consistently formatted chapters explore the strengths and limitations of each method for studying different types of research questions and offer practical, in-depth examples.

A Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology

Author: Jeremy Miles
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198527565
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A practical guide to carrying out research in health psychology and clinical psychology. For both undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book will be essential in making them aware of the full range of techniques available to them, helping them to design scientifically rigorous experiments.

Migration and Health

Author: Marc B. Schenker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520958497
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The study of migrant populations poses unique challenges owing to the mobility of these groups, which may be further complicated by cultural, educational, and linguistic diversity as well as the legal status of their members. These barriers limit the usefulness of both traditional survey sampling methods and routine public health surveillance systems. Since nearly 1 in 7 people in the world is a migrant, appropriate methodological approaches must be designed and implemented to capture health data from populations. This effort is particularly important because migrant populations, in comparison to other populations, typically suffer disparities related to limited access to health care, greater exposure to infectious diseases, more occupational injuries, and fewer positive outcomes for mental health and other health conditions. This path-breaking handbook is the first to engage with the many unique issues that arise in the study of migrant communities. It offers a comprehensive description of quantitative and qualitative methodologies useful in work with migrant populations. By providing information and practical tools, the editors fill existing gaps in research methods and enhance opportunities to address the health and social disparities migrant populations face in the United States and around the world.

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services

Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466639873
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In addition to creating the opportunity for collaboration, transformation, and innovation in the healthcare industry, technology plays an essential role in the development of human well-being and psychological growth. Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Services is a comprehensive collection of relevant research on technology and its developments of ICTs in healthcare and social services. This book focuses on the emerging trends in the social and healthcare sectors such as social networks, security of ICTs, and advisory services, beneficial to researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to further their interest in technological advancements.

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology

Author: S. Shyam Sundar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118426525
Format: PDF
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The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology offers an unparalleled source for seminal and cutting-edge research on the psychological aspects of communicating with and via emergent media technologies, with leading scholars providing insights that advance our knowledge on human-technology interactions. • A uniquely focused review of extensive research on technology and digital media from a psychological perspective • Authoritative chapters by leading scholars studying psychological aspects of communication technologies • Covers all forms of media from Smartphones to Robotics, from Social Media to Virtual Reality • Explores the psychology behind our use and abuse of modern communication technologies • New theories and empirical findings about ways in which our lives are transformed by digital media

Handbook of Health Research Methods

Author: Shah Ebrahim
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335224369
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book of edited chapters helps researchers from clinical and nonclinical disciplines plan, carry out, and analyze research, and evaluate the quality of research studies. The focus of the book is a multidisciplinary approach to research methods that are relevant to researchers from different disciplines working side by side in the investigation of population health, the evaluation of health care, and health care delivery.

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity

Author: John Cawley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199736367
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume summarizes the findings and insights of obesity-related research from the full range of social sciences including anthropology, economics, government, psychology, and sociology.

The Sociology of Healthcare

Author: Sarah Earle
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113726585X
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.