Experimental Research Methods In Health

Methods In Health Research

In experimental or experimental research, the study conducts experiments or experiments on the independent variable, then measures the effect or influence of the experiment on the dependent variable. In addition, there are several ways you can do to overcome this problem, namely by modifying the situation or event, as well as handling changes that occur as a result of the event. 

Experimental research aims to study the hypothesis as a result by intervening. It is therefore often called Intervention Research (intervention studies). This article will discuss this research method will be discussed in other chapters in this book. In other literature, this experimental research is also called Operational Research (operational research).

a. Basic Research

This research is done to understand or explain the circumstances that arise in an event or event. Then the angle that occurs in the case is analyzed, and the conclusion is new knowledge or theory. This type of research is often also called mummy research or "pure research" because it is carried out to formulate a theory or scientific rationale about health/ medicine. In addition, research on the theory of the causes of cancer, cloning research, IVF, and so on.

b. Applied Research

This research is conducted to improve or modify the process of a system or program, by applying existing health theories. In other words, this research deals with the application of a system or method that best suits the resources available to a matter or a Justice. In addition, this study also discusses new systems such as tested and modified. This advanced research is often called Operational Research. An example of research to develop an integrated service system in Puskesmas.

d. Action Research

This research is conducted primarily to find a basis of practical knowledge to improve a situation or state of Public Health, which is done on a limited basis. Usually, this research is done on an ongoing Justice. This research is usually done where problem-solving needs to be done, and the results are needed to improve a situation. For example, Action Research for improving the health of transmigration communities.

d. Research Evaluation (Research Evaluation)

This study is conducted to assess the implementation of an activity or program that is being done in order to find feedback that will be done to improve the basis of a program or system. Evaluation research there are two types, namely: review (reviews) and testing (trial)

This Program aims to provide more detailed information about these programs. In addition, the program also provides programs related to health-related programs, mental health, and mental health. While research tests or "trials" are conducted to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment or other programs. 

We are a company engaged in the procurement of goods and services industry. This type of research is, therefore, better known as clinical research or 'clinical trials'. Further, this type of research will be published in other chapters of the book.

Health research can be three, namely management research (explorative), Development Research, and verification research. The research aims to find new problems in the world of health or medicine. Career development research to develop new knowledge or theories in the field of health or medicine. In addition, we also provide website development services to assist you in managing your website.


Notoatmodjo, S. (2010). Notoatmodjo s Health Research Methodology, editor. Jakarta: PT. Rineka Cipta.

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