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Aging Research - Methodological Issues

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Aging Research - Methodological Issues
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Aging Research - Methodological Issues
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This book reviews classical epidemiological and clinical research studies, with a focus on aging. Chapters cover methodological topics like the scientific method, ethics, and the consequences of certain exclusion criteria and the work includes a look at clinical concepts like multi morbidity, frailty and functionality. The authors reveal the issues and challenges for researchers of age and aging, and also consider the translation of scientific knowledge, from basic to clinical and from clinical to public policies of social and health care. The focus on aging is what gives this book its valuable perspective on research methodology. All authors have considerable experience in aging, geriatrics or gerontology and each chapter includes both a theoretical framework and practical examples of studies in aging. Readers will discover study designs that are reviewed for basic structure, main flaws and advantages and are analyzed for specific conditions and variables regarding aging. This text is suited to both health care professionals caring for older adults and researchers who are new to research in aging. It is relevant across the disciplines, including medicine, psychology, social sciences and dentistry and it supports learning with graphs and figures
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  • Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- 1.1 General Points -- 1.2 Distinctive Features and Research on Age and Aging -- 1.3 Different Categories of Older Adults -- 1.3.1 Age -- 1.3.2 Function -- 1.3.3 Multi-morbidity -- 1.4 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 2: The Scientific Method -- 2.1 Philosophy of Science and Common Sense -- 2.2 Foundations of the Scientific Method: From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution -- 2.3 An Idealistic Interpretation of the Scientific Method According to Philosophers -- 2.3.1 Theory-Ladeness and Subjectivity -- 2.3.2 The Problem of the Confirmation of Theories -- 2.3.3 The Problem of Refuting Theories -- 2.3.4 Paradigm Shift and Scientific Progress -- 2.4 A Pragmatic Interpretation of the Scientific Method According to Scientists -- 2.4.1 From the Myth of Objectivity to Pragmatism -- 2.4.2 Full Disclosure -- 2.4.3 Certainty Spectrum and Knowledge Network -- 2.5 Complexity Sciences: Towards a New Paradigm? -- 2.6 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 3: Biomedical Research -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Units of Analysis in Biomedical Research on Aging -- 3.2.1 Non-human Models -- 3.2.1.1 Cell Cultures -- 3.2.1.2 Animal Models -- 3.2.2 Human Models -- 3.3 Examples of Relevant Biomedical Research in Aging -- References -- Chapter 4: Descriptive Studies -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Prevalence -- 4.3 Case Study -- 4.4 Case Series -- 4.5 Other Descriptive Studies -- 4.6 Example Summaries of Descriptive Studies in Aging -- 4.6.1 Prevalence -- 4.6.2 Case Study -- 4.6.3 Case Series -- 4.6.4 Ecological -- 4.6.5 Monitoring -- 4.7 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 5: Qualitative Research -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The Design of Qualitative Studies -- 5.3 Qualitative Methods -- 5.4 Data Analysis -- 5.5 Strengths and Weaknesses of Qualitative Methodology
  • 5.6 The Rigor of Qualitative Research -- 5.7 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6: Case-Control Studies -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Theoretical Concept -- 6.3 Selection of Cases -- 6.4 Selection of Controls -- 6.5 Advantages and Disadvantages of Case-Control Studies -- 6.6 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 7: Longitudinal Studies -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Theoretical Concept of Longitudinal Studies -- 7.3 Advantages and Disadvantages of Longitudinal Studies -- 7.4 The Importance of Longitudinal Studies in Research on Aging -- 7.5 Methodological Scopes and Implications of Longitudinal Studies of Aging -- 7.6 Strategies for Improving the Validity and Generalization of Longitudinal Study Results -- 7.6.1 Sampling and Sample Size -- 7.6.2 Standardization of the Measurements -- 7.6.3 Imputing Lost Data -- 7.6.4 Data Weighting -- 7.7 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 8: Clinical Trials -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Theoretical Concept of Clinical Trials -- 8.2.1 Explanatory Studies -- 8.2.2 Pragmatic Studies -- 8.3 Interventions -- 8.3.1 Pharmacological -- 8.3.2 Pharmacological "Inverses" -- 8.3.3 Complexes -- 8.4 Outcomes -- 8.5 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 9: Mixed-Methods Studies -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 The Fragmentation of Knowledge: The Dichotomy Between the Qualitative Paradigm and the Quantitative One -- 9.3 Opening the Investigation: The Mixed-Methods -- 9.4 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 10: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Types of Reviews -- 10.3 Uses of Systematic Reviews -- 10.4 The Process of Preparing Systematic Reviews -- 10.4.1 Preparation of the Research Question -- 10.4.2 The Search for Articles -- 10.4.3 Selection of the Studies -- 10.4.4 Data Extraction -- 10.4.5 Analyses of the Results of a Systematic Review -- 10.4.6 Final Report and Edited Recommendations -- 10.5 Meta-Analysis
  • 10.6 The Quality of Systematic Reviews -- References -- Chapter 11: Technology and Aging -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Evaluating Assistive Technologies for Aging -- 11.2.1 Mixed-Methods to Evaluate a Mobile Information Management Tool for Caregivers in a Geriatric Residence -- 11.2.2 Evaluating Technologies for Aging in the Wild: Naturalistic Enactment -- 11.3 Using Novel IT to Support Research on Aging -- 11.3.1 Functional Assessment of Older Adults Using Mobile Sensing -- 11.3.2 Using Videogames to Estimate Muscle Strength and Fatigue -- 11.4 Closing Remarks -- References -- Chapter 12: Translation of Scientific Knowledge -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 The Process of Public Policies -- 12.2.1 Formation of the Public Agenda and the Government Agenda -- 12.2.2 The Definition of the Issue -- 12.2.3 The Making or Formulation of Public Policy -- 12.2.4 The Decision, or Choosing Among Options -- 12.2.5 The Evaluation -- 12.3 The Role of Researchers in Decision-Making -- 12.4 The Bridge Between Research and the Creation of Public Policies -- References -- Index
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