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Designing Clinical Research [Paperback]

Stephen B. Hulley MD , Steven R. Cummings MD , Warren S. Browner MD , Deborah G. Grady MD MPH , Thomas B. Newman MD
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November 27, 2006 0781782104 978-0781782104 Third

Designing Clinical Research sets the standard for providing a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, with an easy-to-read, uncomplicated presentation. This edition incorporates current research methodology—including molecular and genetic clinical research—and offers an updated syllabus for conducting a clinical research workshop.

Emphasis is on common sense as the main ingredient of good science. The book explains how to choose well-focused research questions and details the steps through all the elements of study design, data collection, quality assurance, and basic grant-writing. All chapters have been thoroughly revised, updated, and made more user-friendly.


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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Third edition (November 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781782104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781782104
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than previous edition May 15, 2008
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I am a declared fan of this book. I teach on how to do research to med students and this book is very straight forward and practical.
I believe that this book is a must for physicians that want to do research and have no time to learn everything. It is designed for everyone to pose their research question, select the design (which I believe is the right way to do research)(first 6 chapters) and then read the chapters about the selected design. It has additional chapters about searching funds(seldom included in research books) and ethical issues. My favorite chapters are the first two for beginners with no research experience (research question), the fifth (hypothesis) and the sixth (sample size), and the questionnaire chapter. The questionnaire chapter is a masterpiece, it teaches about difficult subjects in a practical and very easy way for physicians to understand. I have let away most of my books about questionnaires aside with this chapter (for physicians, for research specialties you might go to other books). And in this new edition the data management chapter has included the use of software for data analysis.
I hope the Spanish version of this 3rd edition will be available soon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great December 30, 2011
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The book is well-written and very easy to follow along. However, it is far too simple and does not provide detailed enough descriptions of clinical study designs. Not worth the money. Check if your library has an online copy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Used as class textbook - very helpful1! March 26, 2009
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Very useful textbook, students in my class enjoyed this as a helpful guide to support class lectures.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great buy September 15, 2008
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An excellent book. I would say it is a must for anyone involved in clinical research. Useful both for experts and beginners.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive and must have October 11, 2009
By rankola
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Probably one of the most complete works on research fundamentals, biostats, and design strategy. A must for all grad students in any of the biomedical fields, even clinicians.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful September 22, 2009
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Purchased this book for a course. It is quite useful, particularly for those like me who do not know much about how to do clinical research but need to learn. Wish that it had a little more explanation of the statistics, though. Otherwise, very helpful book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really good for Postdocs March 17, 2014
By Muhamad
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This book is really good for Postdoctoral research fellows and trainees who would like to learn about clinical research designing.
I recommend it for all trainees.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must To Have For Researchers November 15, 2013
By Rabe'
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It is a must for any researcher as it explains in a very detailed simple way the basics of research and allows you to start your understanding in order to set up the best background for your projects.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed, "new book" with quite a bit of damage
I got the book and it was supposed to be new but there was quite a bit of damage to it. The cover was warn in all corners, all of the pages in the lower right hand corner were... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Megan
4.0 out of 5 stars Designing Clinical Research
The book from S.B. Hulley et al, covers many issues which appear everyday in clinical research: sample size, ethical issues and quality control. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Miguel Mamone
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for the class
I bought this book as part of a class requirement. Totally worth it if you like to write on books and keep them as a reference.
Published 13 months ago by Maria Fernanda Mejia Salazar
5.0 out of 5 stars Design clinical research
Got it quick. I used it in my PhD program as a co-text. It was easy to read and understand.
Published 14 months ago by James C. Long
4.0 out of 5 stars good
was in great quality. I would have liked it a lttle sooner but all in all it was exactly what i asked for.
Published 17 months ago by ndelaros
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
This book is a must have for anyone who needs a quick reverence on clinical research methods and statistical reasoning. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Boston Bradstreet
5.0 out of 5 stars Great aid in preparing for research
Chapters well laid out and clear. A good reference and guide for designing clinical studies. My family health centers want to be able to take advantage of our electronic medical... Read more
Published 22 months ago by John M. Mcadam
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
This is an excellent textbook...easy to read and understand. Not overly cluttered with technical or scientific jargon. Read more
Published 22 months ago by vryslly
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on designing clinical research!
This is the best book I've ever read about designing clinical research. It teaches you anatomy and physiology of clinical research in a simple way that a medical student can... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Kazem
4.0 out of 5 stars Designing Clinical Research
When I think of books about statistical analysis and clinical research, I'm not expecting a page turner, and while this book isn't taut with suspense or plot, it is remarkably... Read more
Published on October 24, 2011 by R Dehen ND LAc
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