What will you learn?

1.      How to select a relevant topic when initiating a thesis or clinical study

2.      Overview of a PubMed search and familiarizing with different terminologies

3.      The concept of MeSH terms and tips on indexing of journals

4.      Various study designs and how to identify one best suited for your work

Course Description

Literature review is one of the pillars on which your research idea stands since it provides context, relevance, and background to the research problem you are exploring. Yet, many researchers struggle when it comes to writing a literature review for their research paper. A thorough understanding of your area of research is vital, and this is where a comprehensive literature review comes in to understand what has and has not been done in your research field.

This program is structured to help you identify fresh ideas for your research through a well-rounded literature review. It will also help you learn how to utilize and customize PubMed, one of the most preferred sources for scholarly articles, to suit your research topic. The course will also outline the various study designs available and uncover the many secrets of selecting the best design for your own study.

What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: An introduction to literature review

Lecture 2: How to choose a research topic

Lecture 3: PubMed overview

Lecture 4: PubMed search

Lecture 5: Study designs

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