Research Skills for Medical Students

The revised Tomorrow's Doctors makes it clear that doctors need to be aware on their responsibilities as a scholar and scientist and it is therefore vital that students develop excellent critical thinking and research skills. While there are many ‘research skills’ books, medical students frequently struggle with understanding the difference between the practices of research, audit, service evaluation, systematic and narrative reviews and when and how to apply them. This book addresses the kinds of questions novice investigators always ask and helps students utilize study designs, data collection tools and analyze effectively. Key Features: • Builds an understanding of which approach is more appropriate in a specific context • Acknowledges the diverse types of investigation a doctor may become involved with • Addresses the questions most often asked by novice researchers • Draws on a variety of relevant examples to illustrate the use of different techniques

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