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This is a primary, comprehensive textbook for people who are considering undertaking a piece of health-related research. It is an accessible companion with the aim of getting the reader to think broadly about all of the issues that need to be considered when embarking on a project. This is a pragmatic book, a step-by-step guide to research which mirrors the structure of a research project, taking you through the thought process for designing and conducting your study from formulating the right research question at idea inception, ascertaining what methodologies and analysis can answer what type of questions, right through to dissemination, all presented in an easy, digestible style. The book is full of case study illustrations and practical tips such as how to work out a research budget and obtaining funding for your project, discussion of what permissions need to obtained when conducting research with people, and how to involve public and patients. The authors are all experienced researchers and so this book is an accumulation of collective wisdom on common research challenges and issues.

Analysis and Dissemination
Analysis and dissemination
Authorship and Involvement in Dissemination

If you are submitting to a peer-reviewed publication, there may be more than one author involved in producing the paper. These co-authors should be people who have been part of the research project, and who have helped write the article. This can be useful as each team member can write a section of the paper pertaining to their area of expertise, such as statistics. Journals now require signed declarations about each author's involvement in the research and in the preparation of the paper. If someone has been part of the research project but not the writing, they should be named in acknowledgements instead. It may also be that the article is written by ghost-writers, who ...

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