Appraising Quantitative Research in Health Education: Guidelines for Public Health Educators.
College of Pharmacy
Many practicing health educators do not feel they possess the skills necessary to critically appraise quantitative research. This publication is designed to help provide practicing health educators with basic tools helpful to facilitate a better understanding of quantitative research. This article describes the major components— title, introduction, methods, analyses, results, and discussion sections—of quantitative research. Readers will be introduced to information on the various types of study designs and seven key questions health educators can use to facilitate the appraisal process. On reading, health educators will be in a better position to determine whether research studies are well designed and executed.
Jack, Leonard Jr.; Hayes, S. C.; Scharalda, J. G.; Stetson, B..; Jones-Jack, N. H.; Valliere, M.; Kirchain, William R.; and Leblanc, C., "Appraising Quantitative Research in Health Education: Guidelines for Public Health Educators." (2010). Faculty and Staff Publications. 240.