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How to do/How not to do

‘How to do/how not to do’ is a series of articles in which expert authors provide practical guidance and recommendations on a broad range of topics relevant to health policy.

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How to do (or not to do) ... Tracking data on development assistance for health
Karen A Grepin et al.

How to do (or not to do) ... a social network analysis in health systems research
Karl Blanchet and Philip James

How to do (or not to do) ... Assessing the impact of a policy change with routine longitudinal data
Mylene Lagarde

How to do (or not to do) ... a benefit incidence analysis
Di McIntyre and John E Ataguba

How to do (or not to do) Designing a discrete choice experiment for application in a low-income country
Lindsay J Mangham, Kara Hanson and Barbara McPake

How to start thinking about investigating power in the organizational settings of policy implementation
Ermin Erasmus and Lucy Gilson

Calculating QALYs, comparing QALY and DALY calculations
Franco Sassi

Constructing socio-economic status indices: how to use principal components analysis
Seema Vyas and Lilani Kumaranayake

Cost valuation in resource-poor settings
Guy Hutton and Rob Baltussen

Using diaries to collect data in resource-poor settings: questions on design and implementation
V Wiseman, L Conteh and F Matovu

Obstetric audit in resource-poor settings: lessons from a multi-country project auditing ''near miss'' obstetrical emergencies
Veronique Filippi et al.

Cost and unit cost calculations using step-down accounting
Lesong Conteh and Damian Walker

Measuring mental health in a cost-effective manner
Trudy Harpham et al.

Allowing for differential timing in cost analyses: discounting and annualization
Damian Walker and Lilani Kumaranayake

Managing a household survey: a practical example from the KENQOL survey
Lilani Kumaranayaka et al.

Methods for pre-testing and piloting survey questions: illustrations from the KENQOL survey of health-related quality of life
A Bowden et al.

Cost and cost-effectiveness guidelines: which ones to use?
Damian Walker

Calculating and presenting disability adjusted life years (DALYs) in cost-effectiveness analysis
JA Fox-Rushby and K Hanson

Allowing for uncertainty in economic evaluations: qualitative sensitivity analysis
D Walker and JA Fox-Rushby

The real and the nominal? Making inflationary adjustments to cost and other economic data
Lilani Kumaranayaka

How to do (or not to do)…A stakeholder analysis
Zsuzsa Varvasovszky and Ruairi Brugha

Moderating discussions on the web: opportunities, challenges and lessons learned
Lilani Kumaranayaka and Charlotte Watts

How to do (or not to do) ... The genogram: a new research tool to document patterns of decision-making, conflict and vulnerability within households
Charlotte Watts and Elizabeth Shrader