Health Services Research Methods,
3rd Edition

Leiyu Shi

ISBN-13: 9781133949671 | ISBN-10: 1133949673

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 480 pages

List Price USD $149.95


Solve the big problems in health services delivery with Health Services Research Methods, 3rd Edition! This easy-to-follow text balances classic research methods with the newest approaches to improve service delivery and management in health care settings. To support you every step of the way, chapters cover the groundwork first, then follow with the ins and outs of research—from identifying issues and designing the research study to data sampling and statistical analysis. You’ll even discover how to apply research findings in ways that make health services organizations run more efficiently. Designed for your success, this text also includes research tools, plenty of examples and illustrations, skills-based practice problems and optional MindTap digital resources for learning on your own terms.

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Meet the Authors

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Dr. Leiyu Shi is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also Director of Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center. Focusing his research on health policy and management, primary care, vulnerable populations, access to care and related issues, Dr. Shi was named by Thomson Reuters as among the most influential scientists in the world for a decade in the area of Social Science. Dr. Shi is the author of ten textbooks and over 200 scientific journal articles and serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal for Equity in Health. He received his M.P.A. and Dr.PH. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he also earned an M.B.A with a focus in finance and health economics.

  • Supporting Examples. New examples added to the 3rd Edition give readers better context for abstract research and statistical methods introduced throughout the book.
  • Unique Content. Written expressly for the health care field, Health Services Research Methods, 3rd Edition is the only applied methods book available for conducting health services-specific research.
  • Systematic Approach. Designed to “walk” students through complex research methodologies, the 3rd edition delivers the process from start to finish and demonstrates how today’s health services organizations can benefit.
  • Concise Methods. Already known for a logical, systematic approach that connects with readers, this updated edition is clearer and easier to follow than ever.
  • New Frameworks. The latest research methods and frameworks in health policy and health services research offer insights to health care management problems and innovative ways to address them.
  • Current References. Updated material and references reflect recent developments to expose readers to the most recent health-related research methods in use today.
  • Popular Methods. Chapters introduce the most commonly used research methods for applied health services research, including illustrations and examples for context and support.
  • Student Focused. Well-organized and easy to read, this powerful resource helps students develop the systematic mindset necessary for undertaking and mastering complex research projects.
  • Practice Problems. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable readers to practice skills and assess their progress.
  • Step-by-Step Learning. The author’s systematic approach takes readers from conceptualization to application, exploring every step in between to offer a panoramic view of health services research and management.
  • One-of-A-Kind Appeal. Unlike other research texts, Health Services Research Methods, 3rd Edition focuses on applied methods for health services research—and only health services research.

Table of Contents

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1. Scientific Foundations of Health Services Research.
2. Conceptualizing Health Services Research.
3. Groundwork in Health Services Research.
4. Research Review.
5. Secondary Analysis.
6. Qualitative Research.
7. Experimental Research.
8. Survey Research.
9. Evaluation Research.
10. Design a Health Services Research Study.
11. Sampling in Health Services Research.
12. Measurements in Health Services Research.
13. Data Collection and Processing in Health Services Research.
14. Statistical Analysis in Health Services Research.
15. Applying Health Services Research.

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