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Research in Family Medicine

  • Maurice Wood


The challenge of this chapter is to present a complex process in the simplest terms possible: “how to do research in family practice” from the standpoint of a curious family physician working in a community. The chapter is only a primer, with the information presented as a series of steps, including a classification of research design, a description of various types of research, and definitions of terms in regular use. There is a section on methods and instruments useful for each type of research and some discussion of the resources, both human and material, which are necessary for research in a family practice setting. An explanation of some simple statistical tests and their use, some discussion on the difference between statistical and clinical significance, a section on the analysis of data, and finally how to report a completed study by publication and presentation are included.


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