Dr Graham Basten is Acting Head of the School of Allied Health Sciences at De Montfort University (UK). He holds a PhD from the UK government’s Institute of Food Research and has researched and lectured extensively over the past 10 years on clinical biochemistry, nutrition and folate at the Universi
Introduction to Scientific Research Projects is a concise introduction to the undergraduate scientific research project. It is primarily aimed at undergraduate students reading medicine, nursing and midwifery and subjects allied to health such as Biomedical Science who will be expected to undertake some kind of research project as part of their degree. Exploring the different types of projects, and individual components of dissemination (poster, oral, viva, and thesis), by using tips, example boxes, and analogies, it makes an easy and enjoyable read for both students and supervisors alike.
This book is primarily aimed at undergraduate students undertaking scientific research projects as part of a programme in medicine, nursing and midwifery, subjects allied to health and biological sciences, although it is generally applicable to all project work. It will also be useful to professionals undergoing continuing professional development (CPD) or changing to study at MSc masters level and who need revision on scientific research methods. Since the book uses “example boxes” to explain complex terms in lay language, it should also be accessible to patients and people with a non-clinical background but an interest in the subject.
As this book is an introduction to the area, you may be inspired for, or want, further training and reading. There are many excellent resources within institutes and online, too many to list here, although I would recommend starting with your own institutes’ library, support or academic teams for further information.