Doing Research

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Doing Research

The Origins of Ideas:

New ideas usually come from the synthesis of what appears to be different, unconnected pieces of information.

Choosing a Topic:

Identification of a problem

Need to consider if:
The research idea is importance enough for publication? – a common reason for rejection by journal editors is that the topic is not important enough.
Are the resources available?

Research Questions:

Need a clear statement of the problem
Goal of research is to test a hypothesis

Planning the Research:

Need the strongest study design to meet aim

Consider:
• ease of access to participants
• availability of equipment
• time constraints

Grant Applications:

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