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Handbook for Family Planning Operations Research Design

Receive a complimentary copy of the Second Edition of the 'Handbook for
Family Planning Operations Research Design'

by Andrew A. Fisher, John E. Laing, John E. Stoeckel, and John W Townsend 

which is now available from the Population Council. The Handbook explains
the fundamental techniques for designing, conducting, and evaluating
research projects and for writing research proposals. The authors have
extensive research and program design experience in family planning and
operations research at the Population Council.

The Second Edition, first published in 1991, includes examples of
operations research from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The Handbook is
intended to help program administrators and managers understand the process
of operations research and the uses of research findings for improving
service delivery It is also available in Arabic, French, and Spanish.

Topics include:
- Identifying, defining, and justifying the research problem
- Strategies for solving the problem
- Ultimate objectives, immediate objectives, and hypotheses
- Description of interventions
- Operational definitions of variables and terms
- Types of study designs
- Sampling, selecting areas and cases, and determining sample size
- Collecting quantitative and qualitative data
- Preparing tabulations and planning for data analysis
- Reporting research findings
- Utilising study findings
- Design and analysis limitations
- Resources and facilities, and study budget
- Bibliography

In addition to serving as a practical tool for family planning field
research in developing countries, the Handbook can be used as a teaching
manual and reference work in other health and social welfare areas.

To receive your complimentary copy of the Handbook, mail, fax or e-mail to:

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