Sample size! Is it really a tough cookie in Research? Understanding the essence of estimating Sample size
Researchers choose to conduct studies on samples rather than taking whole populations. Inferences drawn from the sample will be generalized to the population from which it is taken. Choosing the right sample size is essential since too large may be unwanted and expensive, and too small will lead to errors and affect the Research’s effectiveness. […]Read More
Framing the title and abstract of your paper
Writing the title and abstract for a research paper: Being concise, precise, and meticulous is the key- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6398294/ Tullu MS. Have you come across titles/abstracts from search results that sounded very promising, but when you read the article, the content did not match what you first saw? Or have you come across titles that did not […]Read More
Study design specific guidelines; To enhance chances of publication
Reporting guidelines are “A checklist, flow diagram, or structured text to guide authors in reporting a specific type of research, developed using the explicit methodology.” and it ensures a manuscript that was Understand by a reader. Replicated by a researcher. Used by a doctor to make a clinical decision. Included in a systematic review. Most […]Read More
No compulsions on research papers! Boon or ban?
As research students, we all go through that phase of nervousness, fear, and stress of publishing our research papers in good journals. Those corrections, sleepless nights, asking for help from seniors, running behind guides for approval, finding the journal, and the list continues. We all have our own stories. When we return to our memory […]Read More
Medical students can be mentored to enjoy research!
Devi V, Abraham RR. Natl Med J India. 2020 Mar-Apr;33(2):102-106. This article is one amongst a very few* in PubMed that describes a project where medical students have been taught to write “reflective summaries” after doing a research project. Very simply put a reflective summary is a a write up “about the research experience” that […]Read More
ICMJE Up-dated recommendations
It’s very important for authors to keep pace with the updates of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The recommendations titled “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” are updated recently. The following sections are reported to be updated as per the ICMJE official website. Section III.D.2.Duplicate and […]Read More
ICMR STS 2022: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
ICMR STS registration process has started and here are few FAQs that has been compiled for your ease. 1. When do the STS registrations begin? The registration for STS 2022 has already begun and the last date for registration is 11th February 2022 and last date for protocol submission is 21st February 2022. 2. How […]Read More