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The following list of books includes texts on methods topics that have been recommended by public health librarians, teaching faculty, and members of the AcademyHealth Methods Council. 

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Aday, L. et al. 2004. Evaluating the Healthcare System: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity. 3rd ed. Chicago: Health Administration Press.

Aday, L. and L. Cornelius. 2006. Designing and Conducting Health Surveys: A Comprehensive Guide, 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Berger, P. and T. Luckmann. 1966. The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

Campbell, D. and T. Cook and W. Shadish. 2001. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Campbell, D. and J. Stanley. 1969. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Research. Chicago, IL: Rand McNally.

Crabtree, B. and W. Miller, eds. 1999. Doing Qualitative Research, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Cuyler A. and J. Newhouse. 2000. Handbook of Health Economics 1A. North-Holland.

Cuyler A. and J. Newhouse. 2000. Handbook of Health Economics 1B. North-Holland.

Denzin, N. and Y. Lincoln, eds. 2005. The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

DeVellis, R. 2003. Scale Development: Theory and Applications. Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Devers, K.J. “How will we know "good" qualitative research when we see it? Beginning the dialogue in Health Services Research”. Health Services Research Vol. 34, No. 5, 1999, pp. 1153-1188.

Dillman, D. 2000.  Mail and Internet Surveys: The Tailored Design Method. Second Edition. New York: Wiley.

Drummond M.F., Sculpher M., Torrance G.W., O’Brien B.J., Stoddart G.L. Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Drummond M., McGuire A., eds. Economic Evaluation in Health Care: Merging Theory with Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Fitzmaurice, G. et al. 2004. Applied Longitudinal Analysis (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics). New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Ginzberg, E. 1991. Health Services Research. Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press.

Gold M.R., Siegel J.E., Russell L.B., Weinstein M.C., eds. Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Gordis, L. 2004. Epidemiology, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders.

Green, J. and N. Thorogood. 2004. Qualitative Methods for Health Research. London: Sage.

Greene, L. 2003. Econometric Analysis, 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Grembowski, D. 2001. The Practice of Health Program Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Guyatt, G. and D. Rennie, eds. 2002. Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: a Manual for Evidence-based Clinical Practice. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association.

Hambleton, R. et al. 1991. Fundamentals of Item Response Theory. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

Hollander, M. and D. Wolfe. 1999. Nonparametric Statistics, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Wiley-InterScience.

Hosmer D. and S. Lemeshow. 2001. Applied Logistic Regression, 2nd edition. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

Hunink M.G.M., Glasziou P.P., Siegel J.E., Weeks J.C., Pliskin J.S., Elstein A.S., Weinstein M.C. Decision Making in Health and Medicine: Integrating Evidence and Values. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Iezzoni, L., ed. 2003. Risk Adjustment for Measuring Healthcare Outcomes, 3rd ed. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.

Israel, B. et al., eds. 2005. Methods in Community-based Participatory Research for Health. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Jaynes, E.T. 1995. Probability Theory: The Logic of Science. pp. i-76. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Kennedy, P. 2003. Guide to Econometrics, 5th ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Krueger, R. and M. Kasey. 2000. Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Locke, L. et al. 2000. Proposals that Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals. Fourth Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

McCool, D. 1995. Public Policy Theories, Models, and Concepts: An Anthology. Englewood Cliffs: NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Miles, M. and A. Huberman. 1994. Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Minkler, M. and N. Wallerstein, eds. 2002. Community Based Participatory Research for Health. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

O'Hagan, B. and B.R. Luce. 2003. Bayesian Statistics in Health Economics and Outcomes Research. MEDTAP International, Inc.

Patton, M. 2002. Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Polit, D. and C. Beck, C. 2000. Essentials of Nursing Research: Methods, Appraisal, and Utilization. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Rice, T., 2002. The Economics of Health Reconsidered, Second Edition. Chicago: Health Administration Press.

Riegelman, R. 2000.  Studying a Study and Testing a Test, 4th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Rosner, B. 2006. Fundamentals of Biostatistics, 6th ed. Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbury Press. [Partial Excerpt Available]

Sackett, D. et al. 2005. Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM. Scotland: Elsevier.

Shi, L. 1997. Health Services Research Methods. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers.

Stangl, D. and D. Berry, eds. 2000. Meta-Analysis in Medicine and Health Policy, New York, NY: Marcel Dekker.
Stata Corp. 2005. Stata Version 9 Base Reference Manuals, Stata Press.

Ulin, P. and E. Robinson and E. Tolley. 2005. Qualitative Methods in Public Health: A Field Guide for Applied Research. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Weinstein M.C. Decision rules for incremental cost-effectiveness analysis. In: Jones A, ed., Elgar Companion to Health Economics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006.