Research Methods. Writing up your project 06.12.12. Research Projects. Background Literature Aims and Hypothesis Methods: Study Design Data collection approach Sample Size and Power Reliability and Validity Analysis strategy. Research Project. Results Discussion and Conclusion
What are the options?
Aim – to present your information in a way that can be easily understood, yet includes relevant detail
e.g. from continuous data to grouped sets
Eg age to age groups
Variation in the data
Differences within the data
Difference between means (t-test)
Differences between proportion (chi-squared)
Relationship between 1 variable and another using statistical method
Describe basic data – first things first!
E.g. Number of patients included, excluded
Progress into more detailed statistical analysis as appropriate
Ensure use of tables/ graphs/charts is appropriate and to scale
Title, label and provide a key if needed
Exercise: Plan how you would present the findings of your research – what graphs, tables etc. would you use and why?
Draft some examples – dummy tables
Structure article in way that will take the reader with you and engage them with the relevance of your findings
Write a draft
Don’t get too disheartened..
Get feedback from others..
Until hopefully you get a positive result!!
In 5 minutes jot down your positive and negative internal influences on your research
Spend 5 minutes identifying external barriers to your research
Spend 5-10 minutes identifying an action plan for your research protocol- think about targets being: