Research essentials

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How to write for professional and academic journals

Once you have made the decision to publish your work the next step is to consider your intended audience. Knowing your audience will also assist you to consider which journal is the most appropriate for your article.

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Responding to, and learning from, peer review feedback

Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence, or who have expertise in the same area of practice.

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How to use social media to disseminate research findings

Traditionally, research and theoretical studies have been disseminated through articles published in journals or via conferences as oral or poster presentations. However, the rise of the internet and social media in particular has broadened opportunities. Work can now be published in novel ways, and social media can be used to draw attention to work that has been published in traditional media. This article will guide you through some of these.

Designing a presentation

How to prepare conference abstracts and poster presentations

Hints and tips on preparing an engaging and targeted abstract for a conference presentation, as well as creating a high-impact poster.

Presenting to a committee

How to apply for research ethics committee approval

This article explores when and where ethical approval is required and how this should be undertaken.

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Considerations when costing research grants

Conducting research to a high standard requires funding and grant applications to funding bodies need a detailed breakdown of justified costs to show value for money. All expenditure must be accounted for, even down to the cost of tea and coffee.

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