Good basic stuff to get research student started,
This review is from: How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Medicine and the Health Sciences (HOW - How To) (Paperback)
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Firstly, this is a nice concise introduction to a very important topic. It is not an final end-all book, and in noting the fields of medicine and health sciences are wide with certain specialties involving their own considerations, there is much to be said about going further into the specialties to meet those considerations.
In being accepted for a research position, it is important to have a layout akin to project management. Certain things have to be done at certain times with certification and approval at the start AND finish. Budget considerations may come into play for more advanced projects. And it is always easier to present your findings in the way you want to write them up.
Unfortunately not all project supervisors are created equal. Not all senior researchers are helpful. This is especially so if you are at a preliminary stage. This is where this book comes in it is a very readable doable guide. It does come across as basic, but that is its strength, basic is easier to contemplate and undertake than complex. Complex is what you should be getting from supervisor or those who have been through it all (why every research student I have known has photocopied every paper produced by their predecessors in the department)
Start by getting this book if you are considering undertaking research.