Research Writing in Dentistry / Edition 1

Research Writing in Dentistry / Edition 1

by J. Anthony von Fraunhofer
ISBN-10:
081380762X
ISBN-13:
9780813807621
Pub. Date:
02/05/2010
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

Research Writing in Dentistry / Edition 1

Research Writing in Dentistry provides you with a uniquely practical guide to selecting, designing, and writing up a research project. Of particular use to the dental student, both pre- and post-doctoral, this is a no-nonsense guide that presents concrete advice and information that can be absorbed quickly and effectively. By asking simple questions, this useful resource enables you to develop, analyze and present a program of research work.

It begins with the basic principles of research: what it is and how to select a topic and plan a program. It then moves on to discuss study design, methods and materials, presenting results and undertaking a literature review.  It concludes with a section on basic statistics and analysis. Precepts and guidance are illustrated throughout with examples from dentistry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813807621
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/05/2010
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I Organizing, Writing, and Performing Dental Research

1 Introduction 3

2 What Is Research? 5

3 Research Planning 9

4 Performing Research 13

5 How to Design a Research Study 18

6 Non-Bench Research 28

7 Sources of Error and Avoiding the "Whoops" Factor 36

8 Reports, Theses, Dissertations, and Scientific Papers 40

9 Introduction and Literature Review 45

10 Methods and Materials (Experimental) 55

11 Results 57

12 The Discussion 62

13 Conclusions 68

14 The Abstract 70

15 Writing Style and Technique 73

16 Getting Published 76

Part II Statistics and Statistical Analysis

17 Basic Statistics 83

18 Data and Data Distributions 87

19 Averages (Measures of Central Tendency) 91

20 Measures of Dispersion 96

21 Probability and the Normal Curve 100

22 Presentation of Data 108

23 Comparing Sample Means 115

24 Student's t-Test 122

25 Analysis of Variance 129

26 Power Analysis 139

27 Multiple Comparisons 145

28 Chi-Square Test 153

29 Correlation and Regression 159

30 Weibull Analysis 166

31 Ranking Tests 175

Appendix Further Reading 183

Index 185

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