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This is a primary, comprehensive textbook for people who are considering undertaking a piece of health-related research. It is an accessible companion with the aim of getting the reader to think broadly about all of the issues that need to be considered when embarking on a project. This is a pragmatic book, a step-by-step guide to research which mirrors the structure of a research project, taking you through the thought process for designing and conducting your study from formulating the right research question at idea inception, ascertaining what methodologies and analysis can answer what type of questions, right through to dissemination, all presented in an easy, digestible style. The book is full of case study illustrations and practical tips such as how to work out a research budget and obtaining funding for your project, discussion of what permissions need to obtained when conducting research with people, and how to involve public and patients. The authors are all experienced researchers and so this book is an accumulation of collective wisdom on common research challenges and issues.

Designing and Conducting an Ethical Research Study
Designing and conducting an ethical research study
Mary Patricia TullyGordon Taylor
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the basics in the application of consequentialism, duty-based deontology and rights-based deontology to conducting ethical health services research
  • To list some of the common codes of research ethics used in health services research
  • To understand how to answer seven key questions, covering common ethical issues, which researchers should ask themselves about their research
  • To understand how to apply the key ethical issues that also need to be considered when the study is ongoing

Often, when researchers think of research ethics, their hearts sink. Images of interminable forms, aggressive committees and unexplainable revisions requiring months of rewriting flash before their eyes. However, it need not be like that! ...

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