A Practical Guide

for Health Researchers

Mahmoud F. Fathalla

WHO, 2004


How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education, 8th Edition

Jack R. Fraenkel,

Norman E. Wallen and 

Helen H. Hyun

McGraw-Hill, 2012


Beginner’s Guide to Scientific Method – 4th Edition

Stephen S. Carey 

Wadsworth Publishing – 2011



A Handbook for Social Science-Field Research-Essays & Bibliographic Sources on Research Design and Methods for Social Science

Ellen Perecman & Sara R. Curran. SAGE 2006


A Summary of Scientific Method

Authors: Peter Kosso


Publisher: Springer Netherlands - 2011

Adaptive Design Methods in CLinical Trials; Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series


Authors:  Shein-Chung Chow



Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 1st edition (November 16, 2006)




Design of Observational Studies


Author: Rosenbaum, Paul R.


Publisher: Springer Series in Statistics; 2010

Epidemiologic Methods for Health Policy

Authors: Robert A. Spasoff


Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1999

Essentials of Research Design and Methodology - Essentials of Behavioral Science


Authors: Geoffrey Marczyk, David DeMatteo and David Festinger


Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition, March 2, 2005

How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education

Author: Jack Fraenkel

PublisherL McGraw-Hill

The book provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research. The text covers the most widely used research methodologies and discusses each step in the research process in detail. Step-by-step analysis of real research studies provides students with practical examples of how to prepare their work and read that of others.  Get Ebook

Introduction to Research Methods: A Practical Guide for Anyone Undertaking a Research Project


Authors: Catherine and Dr. Dawson


Publisher: How to Books; 4 edition, November 15, 2009

Research Methods for Everyday Life: Blending Qualitatice and Quantitative Approaches


Authors: Scott W. Vanderstoep and Derdre D. Johnston


Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition, January 9, 2009.

Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics


Aurthors: Nigel Bruce, Daniel Pope and Debbi Stanistreet


Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition, September 9, 2008

The book teaches the principles of research study methodology and design so that the reader can become better at critically analysing scientific and clinical studies. It describes the basic elements needed to understand biostatistics and epidemiology as applied to health care studies, and how to become a more discriminating reader of the medical literature by adopting the skills of critical appraisal. This new edition is extensively edited and updated, and includes two entirely new chapters on critical appraisal of qualitative research and communicating risks and evidence to patients. The text is geared towards the new learner, and assumes little clinical experience, starting with the basic principles of critical appraisal.

Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design: Choosing among five approaches


Author: John W. Creswell


Publisher: SAGA Publications, 2007

Randomized Clinical Trials: Design, Practice and Reporting


Authors: David Machin and Peter Fayers


Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition, May 2010




This book offers the most comprehensive coverage of qualitative techniques of any book on the market today and does it in a way that is easy to read and follow. The author's central purpose remains a desire to instruct inexperienced researchers in ways of effectively collecting, organizing, and making sense of qualitative data, while stressing the importance of ethics in research and in taking the time to properly design and think through any research endeavor. After reading this book, fledgling researchers should be able to design, collect, and analyze data and then present their results to the scientific community. Considers seven different data collection strategies in detail. Describes focus group interviewing, one of the fastest growing styles of data collection, in detail (Ch. 5), including a new Moderator's Guide that provides the inexperienced focus group facilitator with a step-by-step guide to how the interview should be conducted. Maintains the emphasis on ethics in research (Ch. 3) including a new section on the President's apology for the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. For anyone in the social sciences who needs to develop research methodology.

The book helps students understand what research can and cannot do, become better consumers of research, and learn why properly conducted research is important. This text teaches students to be a better consumer of research results, understand how the research enterprise works, and prepares them to conduct small research projects. Upon completing this text, students will be aware of what research can and cannot do, and why properly conducted research is important. This book discusses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches.

This book takes the reader through the entire research process: choosing a question, designing a study, collecting the data, using univariate, bivariate and multivariable analysis, and publishing the results. It does so by using plain language rather than complex derivations and mathematical formulas. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of performing research by asking and answering the most basic questions about doing research studies. Making good use of numerous tables, graphs and tips, this book helps to demystify the process. A generous number of up-to-date examples from the clinical literature give an illustrated and practical account of how to use multivariable analysis.

The Essence of Research Methodology: A Concise Guide for Master and PhD Students in Management Science


Authors: Jan Jonker and Bartjan Pennink


Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition, March 10, 2010