Experimental Methods in Health Research

Siriwardena, A. Niroshan (2019) Experimental Methods in Health Research. In: Researching Health: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods. Sage, London, pp. 297-314. ISBN 978-1-5264-2428-0

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Abstract

Chapter objectives
• To consider the benefits of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) as an experimental method, alongside their shortcomings in health research
• To particularly highlight situations where it is not appropriate to use RCTs for methodological, practical or ethical reasons
• To outline a range of the techniques labelled as non-randomized experimental methods that provide a scientific alternative to RCTs
• To consider the strengths and weaknesses of such experimental methods in researching health.
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Keywords:experimental, methods, non-randomised, quasi-experimental, time series, controlled trials
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:37319
Deposited On:01 Oct 2019 07:52

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