The Beginners' Guide to Getting started in research

Workshop 6

Aims & Objectives

180 minutes
Epidemiology & Outcomes Research
research design statistics outcomes
Medical, nursing, & allied health professionals who are thinking about starting in research but don’t know where to begin. The emphasis will be on providing practical advice to help new researchers get started.

To gain practical advice about starting in research from discovering how to identify a research topic, finding a mentor, appraisal of literature, simple statistical concepts, the importance and value of a robust protocol, through to tips for getting your work published. Delegates will learn how to use the literature to identify a “live” research idea, how to find a mentor and apply for grant funding; how to critically appraise published literature, and how to maximise the chances of getting published. The benefits of a well written protocol will be discussed and the principles of statistical analysis will be described.