“For students like mine, who are training in Community Health Practice, a textbook like this would be very useful as it has key research methods concepts from across the Public Health field."
“The content of this text is excellent and very current. I am impressed by the emphasis on community-based approaches, the effort to integrate examples from the current academic literature, and efforts to inform students of future directions in public health research."
“An excellent book for anyone who wants to conduct research in public health. It is very informative and it flows very well.”
“…a well-conceived overview of the key themes in health research methods and a straightforward approach and focus."
“It is an excellent public health textbook—well-written and covers all aspects of public health, especially modern public health.”
“The book makes research methods ‘come alive’ by providing information on the historical use of various methods and research findings.”
“It facilitates a ‘big picture’ view for students.”
“I actually really like the way the text is laid out. It seems like there is a good distinction between technical matters and theoretical perspectives.”
“It makes sense the way it goes from preparing research to designing and implementing research, and finishes with applications.”
“The content is comprehensive, informative and valuable.”
“The fact that the book extends beyond the general study designs covered in traditional research methods texts as well as provides specifics on planning and implementing research gives the reader a better understanding of how research operates.”
“It is a good reference for any health care professional, especially for doctoral students in any health care field, including those pursuing a doctorate in education.”
“Good overview all in one place.”
“Provides an overview of research methods and applications across the major public health disciplines.”
Comprehensive and well organized for Master's level students
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