This book advises and supports novice researchers in taking their first steps into the world of scientific research. Through practical tips and tricks presented in a clear, concise and step-wise manner, the book describes the entire research process from idea to publication. It also gives the reader insight into the vast opportunities a research career can provide.
The books target demographic is aspiring researchers within the biomedical professions, be it medical students, young doctors, nurses, engineers, physiotherapists etc.
The book will help aspirational inexperienced researchers turn their intentions into actions, providing crucial guidance for successful entry into the field of biomedical research.
Peter Agger MD PhD is an assistant professor pursuing a senior research career within congenital heart disease. In parallel he is in clinical training to become a paediatrician. He is co-author on numerous peer reviewed papers and he is an experienced teacher and supervisor for young researchers and medical doctors.
Robert S. Stephenson BSc PhD is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow and a full time researcher within the field of functional cardiac anatomy. He has published several peer reviewed papers including ground-breaking work on the cardiac conduction system. He has been affiliated with several universities across the globe and is an experienced teacher.
J. Michael Hasenkam MD DMSc
is a professor of experimental cardiac surgery and has been a full-time researcher for 25 years. He has published more than 250 peer reviewed papers and contributed to 3 books and has extensive experience in teaching and supervising young researchers. For three years he was the vice-dean of the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, focusing on sharing of knowledge including collaborations between the university and the private sector.
Part 1. Before you start.- Chap 1 First steps in research, an overview.- Chap 2 Research environments (Differences and similarities, pros and cons).- Chap 3 Finding a good supervisor.- Chap 4 Defining the project.- Part 2. Doing research.- Chap 5 Searching for scientific literature.- Chap 6 he scientific protocol, purpose and target group, and how is it written?.- Chap 7 Applications.- Chap 8 Data collection, storage and public approval.- Chap 9 Data analyses.- Part 3. When data is collected and results are ready for presentation.- Chap 10 The conference abstract.- Chap 11 The scientific manuscript.- Chap 12 The process of publishing your research.- Chap 13 The scientific network.- Chap 14 Cooperation with private companies.