Clinical research methodology

Andrew Shennan, Annette Briley

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Research is an organised, systematic and rigorous process of enquiry to develop concepts and theories and describe phe­nomena. It aims to add to a scientific body of knowledge. A fundamental understanding of how to approach clinical research is now a basic requirement for any specialist. In recent years, regulation around research governance has resulted in many mandatory requirements to set up, monitor and exe­cute research in a clinical arena. This chapter will outline the approach required to manage any clinical research, but spe­cific details pertinent to the UK and Europe will be included.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBasic Science in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Subtitle of host publicationA textbook for MRCOG Part 1
EditorsPhillip Bennett, David A MacIntyre, Lynne Sykes, Peter H Dixon, Catherine Williamson
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780702074219
ISBN (Print)9780702074226
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • clinical research
  • scientific knowledge
  • Research governance


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