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Research Writing in Dentistry provides you with a uniquely practical guide to selecting, designing, and writing up a research project. Of particular use to the dental student, both pre- and post-doctoral, this is a no-nonsense guide that presents concrete advice and information that can be absorbed quickly and effectively. By asking simple questions, this useful resource enables you to develop, analyze and present a program of research work.It begins with the basic principles of research: what it is and how to select a topic and plan a program. It then moves on to discuss study design, methods and materials, presenting results and undertaking a literature review. It concludes with a section on basic statistics and analysis. Precepts and guidance are illustrated throughout with examples from dentistry.
DR J. Anthony Von Fraunhofer is Professor Emeritus at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Dental School, University of Maryland and formerly was Professor and Director of Biomaterials Science in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has mentored over 100 Ph.D. and M.S. degree candidates during his career and has written 400 scientific papers, 13 books and 17 book chapters.
Table of Contents
Organizing, Writing, and Performing Dental Research
What Is Research?
How to Design a Research Study
Sources of Error and Avoiding the "Whoops" Factor
Reports, Theses, Dissertations, and Scientific Papers
Introduction and Literature Review
Methods and Materials (Experimental)
Writing Style and Technique
Statistics and Statistical Analysis
Data and Data Distributions
Averages (Measures of Central Tendency)
Measures of Dispersion
Probability and the Normal Curve
Presentation of Data
Comparing Sample Means
Analysis of Variance
Correlation and Regression
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