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By the time you've read this book, you'll be ready to design your own research project Not everyone in clinical research is a scientific investigator. In fact, a large proportion of health professionals undertaking a research project are working in clinical care, as junior doctors, nurses or allied health professionals. For them a book that begins with the basics of study design and takes them through all the stages to data collection, analysis, and submission for publication is vital. Getting Started in Health Research is the answer. It provides fundamental information on:Framing the research question Performing the literature search Choosing the study design Collecting data Getting funding Recruiting participants Writing your paper Lively case studies provide a continuous narrative, addressing the pitfalls and problems that can occur. Calling upon their vast experience of teaching health research methodology, these authors have turned a seemingly daunting task into a challenging and enjoyable prospect.The companion of Understanding Clinical Papers www.wiley.com/buy/9780470091302Reviews of Understanding Clinical Papers "...an excellent basis for all who intend to write scientific texts as well as those reading, evaluating, and trying to understand the results..."Clinical Chemistry, May 2007 "What makes this book unique is that each point presented is illustrated with excerpts from actual papers, often three or four per chapter...this is a very effective teaching device."Journal of the American Medical Association, December 26, 2006 "What strikes the reader ... straight away is clarity ... promises to become a recommended text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses."Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, September 2006 "This book should be an essential addition to the personal libraries of all health care workers . . . "Oncology, 2002Content: Chapter 1 Turning your General Aim into a Specific Question (pages 1–8): Chapter 2 Taking a Preliminary Look at What has Already been done (pages 9–17): Chapter 3 Coming up with an Initial Plan of Action (pages 19–25): Chapter 4 Carrying out a Systematic Search (pages 26–33): Chapter 5 Building a Team (pages 34–39): Chapter 6 Choosing the Best Study Design (pages 41–46): Chapter 7 Selecting Samples for Quantitative Research (pages 47–55): Chapter 8 Selecting Samples for Qualitative Research (pages 56–60): Chapter 9 Deciding what Information to Collect (pages 61–67): Chapter 10 Tackling Confounders (pages 68–75): Chapter 11 How Many People to Study? (pages 76–81): Chapter 12 Getting Ready for a Qualitative Analysis (pages 82–84): Chapter 13 Getting Ready for a Quantitative Analysis (pages 85–88): Chapter 14 Writing your Final Protocol (pages 89–93): Chapter 15 Arranging Funding (pages 94–99): Chapter 16 Getting Permission to go Ahead (pages 100–109): Chapter 17 Recruiting the Participants (pages 111–118): Chapter 18 Collecting and Recording the Data (pages 119–126): Chapter 19 Living with (and without) the Data (pages 127–132): Chapter 20 Taking Stock (pages 133–135): Chapter 21 Making Sense of your Results – The Quantitative Case (pages 136–143): Chapter 22 Making Sense of your Results – The Qualitative Case (pages 144–147): Chapter 23 Writing a Research Paper (pages 149–155): Chapter 24 Setting Out your Findings (pages 156–163): Chapter 25 Writing your Discussion (pages 164–167): Chapter 26 Writing a Thesis or other Report (pages 168–170): Chapter 27 Dealing with Journals (pages 171–173):
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