The main objective of this comprehensive book on “Principles of Research. From Idea to Publication” is to teach medical students, residents, and faculty how to excel in medical or surgical research throughout their practice in the clinic, in the hospital, or in the operating room.
The book is divided into 5 sections including the Section I with 9 chapters providing critical information about how to do research more effectively. Section II, comprised of 3 chapters, deals with the qualities of good research. Section III describes the accomplishments of 4 distinguished researchers--Beaumont, Pasteur, Halsted and Lillehei--with the purpose of offering an example and guide to those interested in the success of other researchers. Section IV reviews details about the best ways to understand and pursue scholarly activities. In Section V, the regulatory functions of research are presented in 3 chapters where the research committee, the Institutional Review Board, and the Institutional Animal Care Committee are considered in the approval of the research protocol.
Finally, at the end of the book we include 3 appendices. The first is a “Guide to Research” that we currently use at our institution; the second presents a research protocol format from the World Health Organization; the third is composed of a brief section on clinical trials.
In summary, this is an essential book of research that offers the opportunity for students, residents, and faculty to better understand and practice research at the highest possible level. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)