Gathering preliminary data

Winchester, C. L., Salji, M. J. and Kasivisvanathan, V. (2017) Gathering preliminary data. Journal of Clinical Urology, 10(6), pp. 568-572. (doi: 10.1177/2051415817724713)

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Abstract

Prior to any large-scale basic science or clinical research project being funded, it is important for researchers to gather preliminary data. This is essential for providing evidence for the feasibility of research projects and helping to design larger-scale studies. When gathering preliminary data one needs to consider how many data are required, how this work is to be funded and where and when the data will be generated. Most importantly researchers should ensure that the planned data collection will be meaningful, serve its intended purpose and follow the principles of good clinical practice.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Winchester, Dr Catherine and Salji, Dr Mark
Authors: Winchester, C. L., Salji, M. J., and Kasivisvanathan, V.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Clinical Urology
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:2051-4158
ISSN (Online):2051-4166
Published Online:11 August 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 British Association of Urological Surgeons
First Published:First published in Journal of Clinical Urology 10(6): 568-572
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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