Getting started in research: Research questions, supervisors and literature reviews

M.D. Macfarlane, S.R. Kisely, S. Loi, J.C. Looi, S.N. Merry, S.D. Parker, Brian Power, D.J. Siskind, Geoffrey Smith, S. Macfarlane

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    © The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2014. Objectives: Research can seem daunting, especially for trainees and early career researchers. This paper focuses on how to formulate and begin a research project such as the RANZCP Scholarly Project. Methods: We outline an approach to framing a research question, developing theses and hypotheses, choosing a supervisor and conducting a literature review. Conclusions: Through systematic planning early career researchers and other clinicians can plan and conduct research suitable for the Scholarly Project or other research activity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8-11
    JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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