This informative text has been written as a user friendly research, reference and study tool. It has been organized into eight chapters, each of which covers a specific area of conducting a research study. All areas from forming the research question, planning and conducting the study, and preparing a grant application are covered. This book will be of particular value to scientists, research assistants, qualified or trainee physicians, nurses and allied health workers. The book will also be an essential companion for students in all disciplines who want to learn more about how to do good research.