9780071781640

Medical Research Essentials

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071781640

  • ISBN10:

    0071781641

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

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Summary

LEARN THE EFFICIENT, EASY WAY TO CONDUCT MEDICAL RESEARCH

PERFECT FOR ANYONE CONSIDERING A MEDICAL RESEARCH PROJECT!

This concise handbook tells you everything you need to know about medical research. You will learn how to read, understand, and ultimately perform it.

Medical Research Essentials walks you step by step through the entire research process, from how to read and critique an article, to presenting your own data. Filled with flowcharts, algorithms, diagrams, and tables, Medical Research Essentials is like having an experienced mentor at your side!

THIS ULTIMATE HANDBOOK FOR INTERPRETING AND CONDUCTING MEDICAL RESEARCH OFFERS CONCISE COVERAGE OF:

  • How to critically read and interpret medical literature
  • The best methods of organizing and analyzing data
  • Potential research projects that can be performed in a limited time frame
  • How to design your own study and acquire funding
  • Understanding and using medical statistics

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Why Evidence-Based Medicine

II. Journal Club
How to read and critique an article

III. Types of research projects: Which one is for me.
Caveats for each including approval for animal research, IRB, training needed, as well as time constraints associated with each. Presented in an algorithm format.
a. Animal Work
b. Human subjects work
c. In-vitro work

IV. How to find a mentor + structure
a. How to find their articles, set up an appointment
b. Will I work with postdocs, grad students, on my own, research nurse, etc.

V. How to approach a research question:
a. Defining the problem
b. Formulating a hypothesis
c. Time feasibility, Patient population
d. IRB
e. How to find opportunities for funding/competition

VI. How to organize, interpret, and analyze data.
a. Organize (Databases), Interpret (Excel, pivot tables), Analyze (statistics, graphs, tables)
b. How to use technology to your advantage: (Tips on Excel, Google Docs, questionnaire/survey formulations).

VII. Research Algorithms
How to approach research involving:
a. Drugs
b. Procedures/surgeries
c. measuring serologic markers
d. risk factors/epidemiology
e. meta-analysis
f. Other

VIII. Publishing
a. Things to keep in mind

IX. Appendix- How to reference, list of important research tools, statistical tips

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