Table of Contents

Getting started : the anatomy and physiology of clinical research / Stephen B. Hulley, Thomas B. Newman, and Steven R. Cummings.
Conceiving the research question and developing the study plan / Steven R. Cummings, Warren S. Browner, and Stephen B. Hulley.
Choosing the study subjects : specification, sampling, and recruitment / Stephen B. Hulley, Thomas B. Newman, and Steven R. Cummings.
Planning the measurements : precision, accuracy and validity / Stephen B. Hulley, Thomas B. Newman and Steven R. Cummings.
Getting ready to estimate sample size : hypotheses and underlying principles / Warren S. Browner, Thomas B. Newman, and Stephen B. Hulley.
Estimating sample size and power : applications and examples / Warren S. Browner, Thomas B. Newman, and Stephen B. Hulley.
Designing cross-sectional and cohort studies / Stephen B. Hulley, Steven R. Cummings, and Thomas B. Newman --Designing case-control studies / Thomas B.Newman, Warren S.Browner, Steven R.Cummings, and Stephen B.Hulley.
Enhancing causal inference in observational studies / Thomas B. Newman, Warren S. Browner, and Stephen B. Hulley.
Designing a randomized blinded trial / Steven R. Cummings, Deborah Grady, and Stephen B. Hulley.
Alternative trial designs and implementation issues / Deborah Grady, Steven R. Cummings, and Stephen B. Hulley.
Designing studies of medical tests / Thomas B.Newman, Warren S.Browner, Steven R.Cummings, and Stephen B. Hulley.
Research using existing data / Deborah Grady, Steven R. Cummings and Stephen B. Hulley.
Addressing ethical issues / Bernard Lo and Deborah Grady.
Designing questionnaires, interviews and online surveys / Steven R. Cummings, Michael A. Kohn, and Stephen B. Hulley.
Data management / Michael A. Kohn, Thomas B. Newman, and Stephen B. Hulley.
Implementing the study and quality control / Deborah Grady and Stephen B. Hulley.
Community and international studies / Norman Hearst and Thomas Novotny.
Writing and funding a research proposal / Steven R. Cummings and Stephen B. Hulley. "This book provides a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, in an easy-to-use, readable presentation"--Provided by publisher.