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Title: Unsaid rules of research.
Epworth Authors: Smart, Philip
Other Authors: Hardidge, Andrew
Smits, Michael
Bellomo, Rinaldo
Keywords: Publications
Advanced Research Methods
Junior Doctors
Unwritten Rules
Senior Researchers
Work Ethics
Data Sets
Literature Searches
Citation Managers
High Impact Journals
Beginner's Guide to Publication
General Surgery and Gastroenterology Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Citation: Epworth Research Institute Research Week 2017; Poster 43: pp 67
Conference Name: Epworth Research Institute Research Week 2017
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Publications are essential for gainting entry to surgical training programs. Advanced research methods are generally taught well and are openly available to junior doctors in many different forums. However, there are many rules which are not taught and are either learned through error or word of mouth. With assistance from senior researchers we documented 11 important points which were deemed the most important, unsaid rules of research. METHODS: Key areas were identified through discussion with 3 senior researchers. RESULTS: 11 key points were identified. 1: Choose a supervisor with a good track record. 2: Reputation as a hard worker needs to be earned quickly. 3: Choose a doable project with a complete data set. 4: Present the project to seniors before starting. 5: Keep regular contact with supervisor. 6: Avoid the ethics minefield. 7: Utilise a librarian for literature searches. 8: Use a citation manager efficiently. 9: Use a statistician. 10: Submit to high impact journals to gain excellent feedback. 11: Presentations help maximize yield. CONCLUSION: This collation of important research points is a beginner's guide to publication and can be utilized by supervisors to help direct junior trainees and set expectations.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia
Department of Orthopaedics, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia
Intensive Care Department, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Review
Appears in Collections:Clinical Education & Simulation
Research Month

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