Handbook for clinical research : design, statistics, and implementation /

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Imprint:New York, NY : Demos Medical Publishing, LLC, [2015]
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 332 pages .)
Subject:Clinical trials.
Biomedical Research.
Clinical Trials as Topic.
Epidemiologic Research Design.
Statistics as Topic.
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Clinical trials.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11236453
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Other authors / contributors:Hammond, Flora, editor.
Malec, James F., editor.
Nick, Todd, editor.
Buschbacher, Ralph M., editor.
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Summary:With over 80 information-packed chapters, Handbook for Clinical Research delivers the practical insights and expert tips necessary for successful research design, analysis, and implementation. Using clear language and accessible bullet point format, the authors present the knowledge and expertise developed over time and traditionally shared from mentor to mentee and colleague to colleague. Organized for quick access to key topics and replete with practical examples, the book describes a variety of research designs and statistical methods and explains how to choose the best design for a particular project. Research implementation, including regulatory issues and grant writing is also covered. The book opens with a section on the basics of research design, discussing the many ways in which studies can be organized, executed, and evaluated. The second section is devoted to statistics; it explains how to choose the correct statistical approach and reviews the varieties of data types, descriptive and inferential statistics, methods for demonstrating associations, hypothesis testing and prediction, specialized methods, and considerations in epidemiological studies and measure construction. The third section covers implementation, including how to develop a grant application step by step, the project budget, and the nuts and bolts of the timely and successful completion of a research project and documentation of findings; procedural manuals and case report forms; collecting, managing, and securing data; operational structure and ongoing monitoring and evaluation; and ethical and regulatory concerns in research with human subjects. With a concise presentation of the essentials for successful research, the Handbook for Clinical Research is a valuable addition to the library of any student, researcher, professional, or clinician interested in expanding the knowledge base of his or her field.
Other form:Print version: 9781936287543 1936287544