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Embarking on a research project…or research for the absolute novice

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Louise Wiblin, Dr Isobel Sleeman, Professor David Burn


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Research can be a difficult area for the novice to break into. A numberof different obstacles face the new researcher, starting with selecting a suitablesupervisor, writing a workable protocol and obtaining permissions from all therelevant organisations. This beginner’s guide walks the fledging researcher throughthe required steps, including formulating a research question, designing a protocoland completing the Integrated Research Application System form to obtain therequired permissions. The aim is to demystify the terms used in research andexpose some of the pitfalls the authors experienced so that others can avoidthem! Although challenges can arise throughout the research process, we aim tohelp you get underway.

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Author(s): Wiblin L, Sleeman I, Burn D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Year: 2016

Volume: 46

Issue: 3

Pages: 182-186

Print publication date: 27/09/2016

Online publication date: 27/09/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 1478-2715

ISSN (electronic): 2042-8189

Publisher: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


DOI: 10.4997/JRCPE.2016.310


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