Published on August 17, 2012 at 1:08 AM
How do you teach medical research? How do you design a good study or develop a workable hypothesis? How do you shape research to improve patient care?
These and many more questions are addressed in an authoritative textbook detailing the clinical research process, written by researchers and clinicians at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and other institutions. Principles of Research Methodology: A Guide for Clinical Investigators, published by Springer, is designed to help healthcare professionals successfully conduct scientific research and also help them to better evaluate research published in the medical media.
"We believe that this comprehensive book, which spans the entire research process and focuses on the critical role of the research hypothesis, will prove a unique resource to medical students, physicians, and translational scientists, among others, who typically lack formal broad training in research methodology and wish to expand their knowledge base," said Phyllis Supino, EdD, professor of medicine and public health, and director of clinical epidemiology and clinical research in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at SUNY Downstate.
Source: Principles of Research Methodology: A Guide for Clinical Investigators