Health Research makes the subject of research approachable and understandable. Health care workers need to understand research so that they can bring the best knowledge to their practice of health care and health researchers need a reference text handy as they design and conduct their projects. Health Research is a text which can be used as a manual. The main objective of the text is to offer reasoned choices in inquiry processes in health. The text starts with the quest to learn and understand, and follows examples of what may be learned through various methods. The modern day health researcher needs to be skilled in both qualitative and quantitative methods. The health researcher can be from any discipline, from medicine to nursing, to psychology, epidemiology, and through to the social sciences. The contributors in this text range across those disciplines. In Health Research, qualitative and quantitative methods are explained, and many examples are included, so that the reader can see how researchers implemented their own research choices, and how they interpreted research in their context.