The gold standard in health care research is conducting studies that are truly representative of the general population - and not limited to a narrow range of cultural, gender, geographic, or socioeconomic groups. This book provides a how-to approach to planning, implementing, and conducting such studies. Especially valuable are case examples describing successful research projects that have taken on the ""multi"" approach.
Lois A. Haggerty, RNC, PhD, is an associate professor and coordinator of the master's entry into nursing program at the William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College. She has been a coininvestigator on a multisite research project investigating abuse during pregnancy.