Research Methods in Pharmacy Practice, 1st Edition

Methods and Applications Made Easy
Authors :
Zubin Austin & Jane Sutton
Date of Publication: 04/2018

This is a comprehensive guide to applying research methods to practice problems. It uses case-based examples and activities rooted in practice to support development of knowledge, skills, and confidence in applying evidence-based research methods.......view more

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This is a comprehensive guide to applying research methods to practice problems. It uses case-based examples and activities rooted in practice to support development of knowledge, skills, and confidence in applying evidence-based research methods.

An array of different methodologies and qualitative/quantitative methods are described. Examples of topics include distinction between methodologies and methods, ethics protocols, as well as design/implementation/data analysis/interpretation of findings using methods such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, observational research, database mining, text and document analysis, quality improvement (PDSA cycles), economic (cost/benefit) evaluations.


Key Features
  • Perfect for MPharm students doing their research thesis, but relevant to all bioscience students undertaking research projects.
  • Use of pharmacy practice case examples (in community, hospital, ambulatory, primary care and other settings) throughout.
  • Examples of how to tackle a research question from different perspectives, e.g. which is the best way to answer each question and why.
  • Inter-professional practice and research emphasized.
  • Self-assessment and self-reflection questions to help readers confirm their understanding/learning.
  • A one-stop research-method teaching resource for faculty.


Author Information
By Zubin Austin, BScPhm MBA MISc PhD FCAHS, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada and Jane Sutton, BSc (Hons, Open), PhD CPsychol AFBPsS, Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath, Bath, UK