|Category||Epidemiology & Outcomes Research|
|Keywords||research design statistics outcomes|
|Target Audience||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.|
|Aims and Objectives|
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.