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By John G. Brock-Utne

This e-book offers insights into the way to be a efficient scientific researcher through real-life case examples of winning medical study -- and likewise scientific examine long gone awry. via those examples of luck and failure, the e-book develops a blueprint for construction a profession in scientific examine.

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But there are significant performance differences between the various filters, and the performance may not correspond to the manufacturer’s specifications. This difference could of course also occur in relation to viruses and bacteria. Hence more studies are needed if this practice is to be adopted in the USA. Lesson If you have done a lot of reading around a topic, even performed a study which does not get published, always consider a “free-standing” editorial. With all your knowledge on a topic, this may prove to be a contribution to the literature.

So why were my coworkers and I so upset? G. 1007/978-1-4939-2516-2_8 17 18 8 Case 8: An Important Lesson Answer/Solution We had not made any copies of the data sheets. Since we never found them and I had no other identifiers as to the patients’ name or medical record numbers, we had no results and hence no publication. Today you would most likely have scanned the data sheets onto the computer. D. data on his computer, no paper data sheets, and the computer got stolen. Lesson Always make copies of patient’s date sheets and consent forms.

1007/978-1-4939-2516-2_20 41 42 20 Case 20: Who to Trust Answer/Solution This is not the right answer. Discussion This happened to be a great friend of mine. He went and told the senior researcher that unfortunately he could not do the study. Unbeknown to my friend, the assistant professor, whom he had consulted, went and offered to help with the study. The senior researcher said he would be happy to have him participate. Several months later my friend found out what had happened and asked the assistant professor why he decided to work on this project.

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