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Effective Sexual Health Interventions: Issues in Experimental Evaluation

Judith M. Stephenson, John Imrie, and Chris Bonell

Abstract

The growing importance of the evidence-based movement has made experimental evaluation a key issue among researchers, practitioners, commissioners, and policy makers. However, experimental evaluation remains controversial in the sexual health field. This partly reflects the diversity of groups involved in this area and their different views on the most appropriate research methods. This book provides an analysis of the methodological and practical issues involved in evaluating sexual health interventions. This book contains discussion of specific issues in trial design, and also discusses the ... More

Keywords: experimental evaluation, sexual health field, diversity of groups, research methods, trial design, experimentation, behavioural research, social research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198508496
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508496.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith M. Stephenson, editor
Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London

John Imrie, editor
Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London

Chris Bonell, editor
Social Sciences Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London

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Chapter 9 Developing and validating complex behavioural outcome measures

Rochelle N. Shain, Sondra Perdue, Jeanna M. Piper, Alan E.C. Holden, Jane Champion, and Edward R. Newton

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