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Getting started in research: designing and preparing to conduct a research study

Macfarlane, Matthew D; Kisely, Steve; Loi, Samantha; Macfarlane, Stephen; Merry, Sally; Parker, Stephen; Power, Brian; Siskind, Dan; Smith, GEoff; Looi, Jeffrey


Objective: To discuss common pitfalls and useful tips in designing a quantitative research study, the importance and process of ethical approval, and consideration of funding. Conclusions: Through careful planning, based on formulation of a research question, early career researchers can design and conduct quantitative research projects within the framework of the Scholarly Project or in their own independent projects.

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/1039856214562075


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