Research designs and methodologies related to pharmacy practice
The need for evidence to inform policy and practice in pharmacy is becoming increasingly important. In parallel, clinical pharmacy and practice research is evolving. Research evidence should be used to identify new areas for improved health service delivery and rigorously evaluate new services in pharmacy. The generation of such evidence through practice-based research should be predicated on appropriate use of robust and rigorous methodologies. In addition to the quantitative and qualitative approaches used in pharmacy practice research, mixed methods and other novel approaches are increasingly being applied in pharmacy practice research. Approaches such as discrete choice experiments, Delphi techniques, and simulated client technique are now commonly used in pharmacy practice research. Therefore, pharmacy practice researchers need to be competent in the selection, application, and interpretation of these methodological and analytical approaches. This chapter focuses on introducing traditional and novel study designs and methodologies that are particularly pertinent to contemporary clinical pharmacy and practice research. This chapter will introduce the fundamentals and structures of these methodologies, but more details regarding the different approaches may be found within the Encyclopedia. 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Estimating design effort for the compressor design department: a case study at Pratt & Whitney Canada Salam, Adil; Bhuiyan, Nadia; Jan Gouw, Gerard; Asif Raza, Syed ( Elsevier Ltd , 2009 , Article)The effort required in a design project not only impacts the final cost, but also the project lead-time. This paper presents a case study carried out with the collaboration of Pratt & Whitney Canada, a global leader in the ...
Industrial designs protection in Qatar: An analytical study of industrial designs and models law no. 10 of 2020 El-Farag, Mohamed Salem Abou; Al-Muraikhi, Shaikha Jaber S.H. ( Brill , 2021 , Article)For the industrial development of national economic industries in any given country, designs for products and goods need to be created and developed. In 2020, Qatar issued a new law on Industrial Designs and Models (Law ...
Thani, Asma Al; Fthenou, Eleni; Paparrodopoulos, Spyridon; Marri, Ajayeb Al; Shi, Zumin; Qafoud, Fatima; Afifi, Nahla ( Oxford University Press (OUP) , 2019 , Article)The authors describe the design, implementation and results of Qatar Biobank (QBB) for the first 10,000 participants. QBB is a prospective population-based cohort study in Qatar, established in 2012. QBB's primary goal was ...