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Research Methods for Medical Graduates

1st Edition

By Abhaya Indrayan

CRC Press

304 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-10-25
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This book discusses the why and how of each step of data-based medical research that can provide basic information to emerging researchers, medical graduate students who write thesis or publish articles. The chapters are arranged in the sequence of steps for data-based research. The research steps are comprehensively covered from the selection of the topic to the final publication. Synthesis methods such as systematic review and meta-analysis, including PRISMA and MOOSE guidelines are also covered. Each chapter has separately earmarked examples from the contemporary literature that illustrate the methods, and notable information is in boxes for special attention.

Key Features

  • Discusses all the steps of data based medical research.
  • Examines the topics in depth by way of examples from contemporary literature.
  • Features boxes for readers' special attention.
  • Features a glossary of methodological terms.

Table of Contents

  1. Basics of Medical Research
  2. The Topic of Medical Research
  3. Study Designs: An Overview
  4. Clinical Trials
  5. Observational Studies (20 pages)
  6. Assessment of Medical Factors
  7. Methodology of Data Collection
  8. Sampling and Sample Size (20 pages)
  9. Research Protocol
  10. Processing of Data
  11. Data Analysis
  12. Writing a Thesis or a Paper and Oral Presentation
  13. Reporting Guidelines
  14. Reporting Ethics and Peer Reviews


About the Author

Dr Abhaya Indrayan, with a PhD from the Ohio State University and distinguished honours such as FRSS, FAMS and FASc, has been the Professor and Head of the Department of Biostatistics at Delhi University College of Medical Sciences and has an experience nearly 30 years of guiding research of graduate medical students. He has also been conducting online courses for medical professionals around the world for the past 14 years. Dr Indrayan has more than 230 publications including his flagship book Medical Biostatistics, now in Fourth Edition, published by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press. He has completed more than 40 projects for WHO, the World Bank and UNAIDS and has been visiting Faculty at the Ohio State University and a Visiting Research Scientist at the University of Massachusetts.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Biostatistics