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Foundations of nursing research (e-Book)
From the HonorHealth Library's STAT!Ref eBook collection.
Guidance for Clinical Researchers
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
"A toolkit for health research in partnership with practices and communities."
How to Read a Scientific Paper
Little & Parker, University of Arizona
Preparing a research protocol to improve chances for success
Guyatt, G. (2006). Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(9), 893-9.
Conducting a successful residency research project
Barletta, J. (2008). American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72(4), 92. Free Full text in PubMed Central
Forming research questions
Brian Haynes, R. (2006). Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 59(9), 881-6.
Resources for the Health Sciences Researcher
AHRQ Effective Health Care Program
Search for Research Summaries, Reviews, and Reports.
CDC Multiple Cause of Death Data
Data are based on death certificates for U.S. residents. Each death certificate contains a single underlying cause of death, up to twenty additional multiple causes, and demographic data
CDC Underlying Cause of Death--Data--1999-2016
Describes data available and how to obtain it.
Provides a single point of access to a wide variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data.
DiRT: Digital Research Tools
A registry of digital research tools for scholarly use.
DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.
a tool for identifying, tracking, and analyzing national and regional statistics.
JULIET / SHERPA
Searchable database of funding agency mandates and requirements.
Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics
Written for the non-health care professional & health care consumers.
MEDLINE/PubMed Research Guidelines Search
Retrieves citations to journal literature. Combine this with your own subject terms, or title & abstract words
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
OHRP helps ensure the welfare and rights of research subjects by providing clarification and guidance, developing educational programs and materials, maintaining regulatory oversight, and providing advice on ethical and regulatory issues in biomedical and social-behavioral research.
Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives
A chart listing the major biomedical research reporting guidelines that provide advice for reporting research methods and findings.
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Tests, Surveys, Measures
CHIPTS (The Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services ) Instrument Bank
From UCLA, full text assessment instruments used for behavioral research projects in multiple domains including HIV knowledge, mental health, quality of life, etc..
Experiences of Discrimination instrument
The EOD instrument is designed to measure self-reported experiences of racial discrimination. The instrument is available free of charge from the Harvard School of Public Health, but to gain access you need to register.
Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR), Texas Christian University
The IBR provides access to a wide array of data collection instruments developed for drug abuse treatment and outcome assessments. PDF Files can be downloaded free of charge.
International Personality Item Pool (IPIP)
includes over 3,000 items and over 250 scales that have been constructed from the items. New items and scales are developed on an irregular basis. The items and scales are in the public domain, which means that one can copy, edit, translate, or use them for any purpose without asking permission and without paying a fee.
Kids Count Data Center
Includes hundreds of measures of child well-being; sponsored by the Annie B Casey Foundation
Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity and Disease, Carnegie Mellon University
Click “Scales” on the left menu bar, then scroll down to download the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) the Interpersonal Support Evaluation List (ISEL) & the Social Network Index. Permission for use of scales is not necessary when use is for academic research or educational purpose.
Measuring intimate partner violence and victimization
A compendium of assessment tools. .Includes more than 20 psychometrically sound scales measuring victimization from (and perpetration of) physical, sexual, psychological/emotional abuse, and stalking. Full text can be downloaded free of charge.
Psychological Tests for Student Use
This page, maintained by Ron Okada, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, York University. provides easy access to many psychological tests. Test authors have given permission to have these copyrighted tests downloaded and used by student researchers free of charge.
This site, maintained by Charles Carver, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Miami, includes self-report instruments measuring various aspects of attachment, coping, optimism, relationship satisfaction and social support. All are freely available for use in research and teaching applications.
The Big Five Inventory (BFI)
The (BFI) is a short, self-report multidimensional personality inventory. It is copyrighted by Oliver John, Director of the Berkeley Personality Lab, but is freely available for researchers to use for non-commercial research purposes.