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Medical Education Research

The purpose of this guide is to help people who are new to medical education research find information that will help them get started on a project, learn about various research methodologies, and conduct an effective search of the education literature.

Statistics in Educational Research

The following titles are available through University Libraries.  If a book is not available at Harrell Health Sciences Library in Hershey, you can request that it be sent here free of charge using the "I Want It" service.

Exploring Methods? Start Here!

General Considerations for Research

For information on generalizability, reliability, and validity in medical education research, see articles in Conducting Research in Health Professions Educationfree from the AAMC. 

Using Quantitative and Experimental Designs

Beyond Quantitative : Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research

Systematic Reviews in Medical Education

The library now offers a systematic review service.  Ask us how we can partner with you.