Health-centred research has changed hugely over the last ten years, from the importance of computing software to the NHS becoming more involved in research. The expectations of grant-awarding bodies, ethics committees and publishers have evolved and increased in many senses. This new edition is designed for trainee clinicians, not only those preparing for membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) but also higher degree candidates and aspiring clinical academics. Chapter authors with extensive expertise make the path to embarking on research direct, straightforward and most importantly, fun and interesting; particularly aiming to support those who trained clinically and are now undertaking a research project or beginning an academic career. There remains no single book with so much relevant information gathered in a single, succinct volume. This edition now covers the wide spectrum of modern research methods for all specialities, with five supplementary chapters on major obstetric and gynaecological subspecialties.
1. Research during specialist medical training Lavu Potluri and Fidelma O'Mahony; 2. Time management when planning and conducting medical research Charles Redman and Esther Moss; 3. Computer skills required for medical research Ramesh Ganapathy and Nitish Raut; 4. Computer skills required for medical research: social media Elaine Leung; 5. Finding and using information in medical research Lucy Read and Elaine Garrett; 6. Critical appraisal of the medical literature Pensee Wu and Jan Herman Kuiper; 7. Evidence-based medicine and translating research into practice James M. N. Duffy and Cindy M. Farquhar; 8. Clinical audit for quality improvement Hannah Knight, Ipek Gurol-Urganci and Tahir Mahmood; 9. Qualitative medical research Bernadette Bartlam and Bie Nio Ong; 10. Randomized clinical trials Siladitya Bhattacharya and Ashalatha Shetty; 11. Animal research and alternatives Fiona Broughton Pipkin; 12. Genetic and epigenetic research Sally Chappell and Linda Morgan; 13. 'Omic' research Louise C. Kenny and Fergus McCarthy; 14. Data management in medical research Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg, Sarah Ayers and Jim Thornton; 15. Statistics in medical research Louise Linsell and Pollyanna Hardy; 16. Epidemiological research Paul Silcocks; 17. Informing patients, consent, governance, and good clinical practice Anthony Wrigley, Jonathan A. Hughes and Nicola Leighton; 18. Patient involvement in medical research Annette Briley and Claire Singh; 19. Research in the context of the National Health Service Lucy Hope, Andrew Shennan and Khaled M. K. Ismail; 20. Supervising medical research and being supervised Sean T. Kehoe and Sudha Sundar; 21. Funding medical research Mark Smith; 22. The purpose and practice of medical research meetings Amanda Green; 23. How to present a medical research paper Andrew Hextall and Linda Cardozo; 24. How to write a medical research paper and get it accepted for publication Phillip J. Steer; 25. How to write a medical thesis Jennifer Byrom and David Lissauer; Supplementary section: obstetrics and gynacology: A. Research in obstetrics Alexandra Ridout, Katie Duhig and Andrew Shennan; B. Research in fetal medicine Julia Unterscheider and Keelin O'Donoghue; C. Research in maternal medicine Lucy C. Chappell and Catherine Nelson-Piercy; D. Research in benign gynaecology Marie Gerval and Nick Panay; E. Research in gynaecological oncology Sandra SooHoo, Sudha Sundar and Sean T. Kehoe.