Reinforce chapter themes with free access to two journal articles for each chapter and further online readings. Select chapters will also include suggested weblinks.
Journal Article 3.1: Atkins, M. and Frazier, S. (2011) ‘Expanding the toolkit or changing the paradigm: Are we ready for a public health approach to mental health?’, Perspectives on Psychological Science 6: 483–87.
Discussion Points: How different is the new paradigm of health to the old paradigm? Does practice always change with new paradigms?
Discussion Points: How different is the new paradigm of health to the old paradigm? How does feminism challenge the new and old paradigm? Does practice always change with new paradigms?
Journal Article 3.3: Anastasiadis, E., Rajan, P. and Winchester, C. L. (2015) ‘Framing a research question: The first and most vital step in planning research’, Journal of Clinical Urology, 8(6): 409–11.
Description: Posing the right research question is essential for consolidating your ideas from something that has piqued your interest into a focused, clinically relevant and achievable piece of research. This question should lead to results that can impact upon patient benefit by addressing a gap in your field, such as understanding the molecular basis of disease, developing biomarkers and diagnostics to improving established or identifying novel treatments. The question needs to be clear and precise in order to address a specific issue and to produce meaningful results. In this article we provide guidance on how to refine your initial idea to frame a research question by considering current knowledge, clinical utility and feasibility.
Description: When designing quantitative trials and evaluation of telehealth interventions, researchers should think ahead to the intended way that the intervention could be implemented in routine care and consider how trial participants with similar characteristics to the target population can be included. The telehealth intervention and the context in which it is placed should be clearly described, and consideration given to conducting pragmatic trials in order to show the effect of telehealth in complex environments with rapidly changing technology. Types of research designs, comparators and outcome measures are discussed and common statistical issues are introduced.