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Ch 12: Health Policy Research

About This Chapter

This chapter offers you a quick and easy way to study the fundamentals of health policy research. You can use this chapter's lessons and quizzes as textbook supplements, homework help tools and test preparation resources.

Health Policy Research - Chapter Summary

Check out this chapter's fun and engaging lessons to study a variety of health policy research concepts. As you progress through the chapter, you'll become familiar with several research methods, as well as concepts pertaining to valid research sources and peer review. This chapter is available whenever you need it, and we've included short quizzes to help you check your understanding of the lesson topics. These lessons are taught by expert instructors who are available to answer any questions about may have. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Compare formal research methods
  • Explain the purpose of scientific research
  • Summarize the peer review process in science
  • Assess the validity and reliability of sources
  • Understand the importance of accountability and fallibility in the peer review process
  • Evaluate the functions of peer review in public health policy analysis and research

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: Health Policy Research
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Formal Research? - Definition & Methods

1. What Is Formal Research? - Definition & Methods

Learn about formal research and its important characteristics. Learn about the methods involved in completing formal research along with a real life research study example.

What is Scientific Research?

2. What is Scientific Research?

This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!

What is Peer Review in Science? - Definition, Process & Examples

3. What is Peer Review in Science? - Definition, Process & Examples

Interested in learning how scientific literature is fact-checked and accepted? In this lesson, you'll learn about the peer review process that happens in science. Examples of the peer review process are included to further your understanding of the lesson.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

4. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

Fallibility & Accountability in the Peer Review Process in Healthcare

5. Fallibility & Accountability in the Peer Review Process in Healthcare

The peer review process is a well-established method of quality assurance in the publication of scientific and healthcare-related research. However, this process is not infallible. This lesson will examine its drawbacks and how it can be improved.

Peer Reviews in Public Health Policy Research & Analysis

6. Peer Reviews in Public Health Policy Research & Analysis

Peer review is the process of validating, qualifying, and screening the originality of articles in scholarly publishing. Peer reviewed research on key issues including occupational, mental and reproductive health, medicine and social policy, epidemiology, rehabilitation, obesity, family and social issues, quality of life and public health education and promotion is available on most open access platforms.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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