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“e-Source” online interactive resource on behavioral and social science research methods

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) has developed e-Source, an interactive, online course on research methods and tools for researchers engaging in behavioral and social sciences research on health-related topics. The resource consists of 20 chapters divided into five categories. Although only the chapter “Conversation Analysis as an Approach to the Medical Encounter” by John Heritage, PhD, is directly related to applied linguistics, all 20 chapters should be useful for applied linguists interested in health-related research, as they provide a basic foundation for collaboration with other social scientists such as psychologists, economists, anthropologists, and sociologists as well as biological scientists. All chapters … Continue reading

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