Research Methods for Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy

Research Methods for Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy

By: Rajender Aparasu

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Publication Details

Details: Paperback, 336 pages.

Publication date: 19/11/2010

Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press

ISBN: 9780853698807

Publication Status: Active

Publication Description

Using a scientific approach, this title outlines a thorough process for conducting pharmaceutical practice and policy research and presents a theoretical and practical framework for research methods, supported by applications and examples.
Using a scientific approach, this title outlines a thorough process for conducting pharmaceutical practice and policy research and presents a theoretical and practical framework for research methods, supported by applications and examples. Each chapter includes learning objectives, review questions, references, and recommended online resources to assist students. The following topics are covered: conceptualizing and operationalizing research; systematic review of literature; experimental designs; non-experimental research; program evaluation; measurement theory and methods; sampling and data collection methods; survey design; and secondary data analysis. As the only book available in this area, Research Methods for Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy will be an invaluable resource for graduate students in pharmacy administration and health services research, undergraduate students in pharmaceutical science, and practicing pharmacists.
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Publication Review

"Although Research Methods for Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy was designed to be an introductory textbook for graduate students in the social and administrative sciences in pharmacy, this book will be useful to other groups, including faculty and researchers in this area, and professional program students who desire to learn more about this type of research. The book is scholarly in tone and exceptionally well referenced. The book is easy to read and makes extensive use of research that has been conducted in this field." David P. Zgarrick - ScienceDirect, 2011 "The editor has assembled a book that will take the reader through the steps of research from the conception of the research question through possible journals for submission...Individuals who are interested in teaching or performing research in the area of pharmacy practice and policy should consider obtaining this book as a resource for their library." Dean L. Arneson, PharmD, PhD, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Vol 75 (5), 2011

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