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National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

Case 1. Health Disparities Research Case (Page 3 of 37)

Learning Objectives

Case 1 will help you...

  • Develop a better understanding of what health services research is through completing this research case on health disparities
  • List the steps in developing a Community Based Participatory Study and the advantages and disadvantages of using this approach
  • Develop strategies for retrieving health services research citations from a variety of databases on the relevant topics by
    • asking questions that illuminate the research questions
    • creating concepts that help define the questions
    • selecting appropriate bibliographic databases
    • locating specialized vocabulary terms for efficient searching of relevant databases
    • executing searches
  • Evaluate the results of your searches for quality
  • Understand who the important players (key government and non-profit organizations) are in the field and what their interest is in getting answers to this and similar questions
  • Develop an understanding of current research projects dealing with this and similar topics and how to use the information from related research projects to inform this question
  • Locate appropriate datasets and instruments, and related information for use in answering your research questions

 

Begin the exercise for Case 1.
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