Research Methods for Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy outlines a thorough process for conducting pharmaceutical practice and policy research. Using a scientific approach, the book presents a theoretical and practical framework for research methods, supported by applications and examples. Each chapter includes learning objectives, review questions, references, and recommended online resources to assist students. The following topics are covered: conceptualizing and operationalizing research; systematic review of literature; experimental designs; non-experimental research; program evaluation; measurement theory and methods; sampling and data collection methods; survey design; secondary data analysis. As the only book available in this area, Research Methods for Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy will be an invaluable resource for graduate students in pharmacy administration and health services research, undergraduate students in pharmaceutical science, and practicing pharmacists.
1. Scientific Approach to Pharmaceutical Practice and Policy Research 2. Conceptualizing Research 3. Operationalizing Research 4. Measurement Theory and Methods 5. Experimental Designs 6. Non-experimental Research 7. Sampling Methods 8. Systematic Review of Literature 9. Data Collection Methods 10. Survey Design 11. Statistical Analysis 12. Secondary Data Analysis: Administrative Data 13. Secondary Data Analysis: Commercial Data 14. Secondary Data Analysis: National Sample Data 15. Program Evaluation 16. Future of Pharmaceutical Policy Research