This is a practical and detailed guide to all aspects of conducting a research project in health. It is relevant to anyone working in the health field who needs to design a study, collect the data, analyze the findings and write up a report. Clear advice and examples are given in each of these areas. The book encourages a systematic approach and emphasizes the best use of modern technology, including software and the Internet. Case studies illustrate the use of CD-Rom facilities, the Cochrane database on the World Wide Web and qualitative analysis software. Neil Wood has supervised student projects in health over many years and this handbook is based on his experience in teaching students how to get the best out of themselves and their project.