Useful resources: research and training programmes
A practical guide for health researchers (WHO). To download, visit http://whqlibdoc.who.int/emro/2004/9290213639.pdf. To order, visit www.who.int/bookorders/anglais/home1.jsp?sesslan=1 or write to the World Health Organization, WHO Press, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
The ethics of research related to healthcare in developing countries (Nuffield Council on Bioethics). To download, visit www.nuffieldbioethics.org. To order, email email@example.com or write to Audrey Kelly-Gardner, The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, 28 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JS, UK.
The knowledge base. A free online hypertext textbook on applied social research methods that covers everything about defining a research question, sampling, measurement, research design and data analysis. www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/
Monitoring cataract surgical outcome. ICEH/Hans Limburg. 2005. The free ‘Monitoring cataract surgical outcome’ CD contains links to different packages to monitor the visual outcome of cataract surgery, and many supporting documents and instruction guides. Enquiries: Sue Stevens (sue.stevens@Lshtm.ac.uk). ‘Monitoring cataract surgical outcome’ is also published on the web: www.iceh.org.uk/files/mcso.html
Newall R and Burnard P. Vital notes for nurses: Research for evidence-based practice. Blackwell Publishing, 2006. Available from Blackwell. UK £18 plus post and packing.
Tarling M and Crofts L (eds). The essential researcher’s handbook: For nurses and health care professionals. 2nd ed. Baillière Tindall, 2002. Available from Elsevier. UK £22 plus post and packing.
Riley J. Getting the most from your data. Technical & Educational Services, 1996. A handbook of practical ideas on how to analyse qualitative data. Available from Waterstones. UK £10 plus post and packing.
Hirsch HL. Essential communication strategies. John Wiley & Sons, 2003. A simple, concise, and light-hearted practical guide to the communication dynamics of writing, presentation delivery, and interaction. Available from Waterstones. UK £15 plus post and packing.
Bell J. Doing your research project. Open University Press, 2005. A guide for first-time researchers in education, health and science. Available from Waterstones. UK £17 plus post and packing.
Willis J. Data analysis and presentation skills. John Wiley and Sons, 2004. An introduction written for the life and medical sciences. Available from Waterstones. UK £22 plus post and packing.
Feuerstein M. Partners in evaluation. Macmillan Education, 1987. Available from Waterstones. UK £5.75 plus post and packing.
Green J and Thorogood N. Qualitative methods for health research. Sage Publications, 2004. Available from Waterstones. UK £20 plus post and packing.
Rowntree D. Statistics without tears. Penguin Books, 1991. Available from Waterstones. UK £7.19 plus post and packing.
Rose G. Epidemiology for the uninitiated. BMJ Books, 2003. Available from Waterstones. UK £15 plus post and packing.
Health research methodology: A guide for training in research methods. 2nd ed. WHO, 2001. Available from the WHO. UK £23 plus post and packing. Minimum 30% discount for low- and middle-income countries.
Biswas J. Practical suggestions in the writing of a research paper. Indian J of Ophthalmol 1998;46: 247-250.
Kitzinger J. Qualitative research: introducing focus groups. BMJ 1995; 311: 299-302.
Meyer J. Using qualitative methods in health related action research. BMJ 2000;320: 178-181.
Mays N and Pope C. Qualitative research: rigour and qualitative research. BMJ 1995;311: 109-112.
Mays N and Pope C. Qualitative research in health care: assessing quality in qualitative research. BMJ 2000;320: 50-52.
Pope C and Mays N. Qualitative research: reaching the parts other methods cannot reach: an introduction to qualitative methods in health and health services research. BMJ 1995;311: 42-45.
Pope C and Ziebland S. Qualitative research in health care: analysing qualitative data. BMJ 2000;320: 114-116.
Qualitative research – a series of seven articles. BMJ 1995;311: 109.
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