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.
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About the Author
P. M. Shaughn O'Brien is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Keele University School of Medicine. He has served on the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and was its Vice-President from 2004-2007. As well as numerous other editorial boards and committee roles he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of RCOG's Continuing Professional Development journal The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, has edited or written seventeen textbooks and was recently Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Editor-in-Chief of the Map of Medicine.
Fiona Broughton Pipkin is an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham and Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ad eundem. She is a Past-President of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (recipient of The Chesley Award), the European Society of Developmental Physiology and the Neonatal Society, and was a member of the Editorial Board of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology between 2003 and 2012.
Table of Contents
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 Elaine Garrett and Lucy Reid; 6. Critical appraisal of the medical literature Pensée 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 gynaecology: 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.