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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|Qatar Biobank Cohort Study: Study Design and First Results. ||Thani, Asma Al; Fthenou, Eleni; Paparrodopoulos, Spyridon; Marri, Ajayeb Al; Shi, Zumin; Qafoud, Fatima; Afifi, Nahla||2019||Oxford University Press (OUP)||Article|
|Design and numerical study of the integration of omnidirectional shroud with vertical axis wind turbine ||Chong, W.T.; Fazlizan, A.; Yip, S.Y.; Wong, K.H.; Sim, L.F.; Poh, S.C.; Hew, W.P.||2014||Institution of Engineering and Technology||Conference Paper|