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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 184

Introduction to Clinical Research for Residents

Research Unit, Department of Medical Education, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Date of Web Publication13-Oct-2014

Correspondence Address:
Aamir Omair
Mail code 3118, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-600X.142792

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Omair A. Introduction to Clinical Research for Residents. J Health Spec 2014;2:184

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Omair A. Introduction to Clinical Research for Residents. J Health Spec [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 29];2:184. Available from: https://www.thejhs.org/text.asp?2014/2/4/184/142792

Year of publication: 2014

Editor: Hani Tamim

Publisher: The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

Number of pages: 92

This book by Dr. Hani Tamim is a useful publication not only for clinical residents but also for all health professionals involved in research. The book explains the various steps involved in research from the formulation of the research question to the writing of the research proposal. It provides practical advice for the important issues related to data management and statistical analysis. The book includes a detailed account of the different types of epidemiological study designs and the requirements for conducting these studies. The book also includes a chapter on using the Endnote, which is useful for reference writing. There are also two additional chapters related to manuscript writing and evidence-based medicine, which are valuable additions for health-related professionals.

The chapters of the book are well-structured and the text has a good number of sub-headings, which makes it easy to read through a chapter. The chapters cover all the relevant topics related to clinical research in detail while the language has been kept simple so that it is easily understandable by a new researcher. The text is well-supported by tables, screenshots from the computer programs, and links to useful websites. The section on writing a research proposal is comprehensively written and provides a detailed explanation of each step in clearly bulleted points. The chapters on statistical analysis have been written in a simple manner so that they are easily understandable by a reader who may not have a statistical background. The sections on epidemiological study designs are well-supported by clinical examples and sample tables to provide a good understanding of the observational and experimental study designs. This publication by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties is a valuable addition as a resource material for the residents and all other researchers who are involved in health-related research.


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