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: 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130--138

The critical steps for successful research: The research proposal and scientific writing


Pitchai Balakumar1, Mohammed Naseeruddin Inamdar2, Gowraganahalli Jagadeesh3 
1 Pharmacology Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Semeling, 08100 Bedong. Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
2 Department of Pharmacology, Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, USA

Correspondence Address:
Gowraganahalli Jagadeesh
Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave, Bldg 22, Rm 4128, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
USA

An interactive workshop on «SQ»The Critical Steps for Successful Research: The Research Proposal and Scientific Writing«SQ» was conducted in conjunction with the 64 th Annual Conference of the Indian Pharmaceutical Congress-2012 at Chennai, India. In essence, research is performed to enlighten our understanding of a contemporary issue relevant to the needs of society. To accomplish this, a researcher begins search for a novel topic based on purpose, creativity, critical thinking, and logic. This leads to the fundamental pieces of the research endeavor: Question, objective, hypothesis, experimental tools to test the hypothesis, methodology, and data analysis. When correctly performed, research should produce new knowledge. The four cornerstones of good research are the well-formulated protocol or proposal that is well executed, analyzed, discussed and concluded. This recent workshop educated researchers in the critical steps involved in the development of a scientific idea to its successful execution and eventual publication.


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Balakumar P, Inamdar MN, Jagadeesh G. The critical steps for successful research: The research proposal and scientific writing.J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2013;4:130-138


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Balakumar P, Inamdar MN, Jagadeesh G. The critical steps for successful research: The research proposal and scientific writing. J Pharmacol Pharmacother [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Oct 15 ];4:130-138
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