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Development Gateway – A directory of over 500,000 activities of major bilateral organizations, multilateral development banks and UN agencies. Over 100,000 are ongoing and planned, residing in the live database.
Field Methods, a refereed journal, publishes articles on methods for studying human thought and human behavior
International Journal of Qualitative Methods, a peer reviewed journal published quarterly as a web-based journal by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, Canada, and its international affiliates. It is a multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual journal, free to the public.
Shadish WR, Cook TC, Campbell DT. Experimental and Quasi-experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company; 2002 (ISBN 0395615569). A classic book that provides advance discussion of core issues in the experimental approach to causal inference. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of validity and threats to validity as well as detailed description of various experimental and quasi-experimental research methods.
Minium EW, Clarke RC, Coladarci T. Elements of Statistical Reasoning. 2nd edition. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons; 1999 (ISBN 0471192775)
Norman GR, Streiner DL. Biostatistics. The Bare Essentials. 2nd edition. Hamilton, Ontario: B.C. Decker; 2000 (ISBN 1550091239)
Both books provide a comprehensive, down-to-earth review of basic statistics. Recommended for those who would like to be reminded (yet again&) of what to do and what to consider in data analysis.
Guyatt G, Rennie D, editors. User’s Guide to the Medical Literature. Chicago: AMA Press; 2002 (ISBN 1579471749). An excellent overview of how to read and critically appraise the medical literature. Recommended mainly for clinicians and those who are interested in applied epidemiology. Available also in a pocket version (ISBN 1579471919) and on a CD-ROM.
Hulley SB, Cummings SR, Browner WS, Grady D, Hearst N, Newman TB. Designing Clinical Research. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001 (ISBN 0781722187). A straightforward and reader-friendly practical guide for planning and implementing clinical research.
Kane RL. Understanding Health Outcomes Research. Gaithersburg, MA: Aspen Publication; 1997 (ISBN 0834209594). The book provides a comprehensive discussion of outcome research along with some practical advice.