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Writing narrative style literature reviews - Volume 24, Issue

Reviews provide a synthesis of published literature on a topic and describe its current state-of-art. Reviews in clinical research are thus useful when designing studies or developing practice guidelines. The two standard types of reviews are (a)…

A medical writer's guide to meta-analysis - Volume 25, Issue

Meta-analysis is a statistical technique for summarising the results of multiple studies in a quantitative manner. It should not be confused with a systematic review, though in practice the two are often found together. The main pitfalls with…

Study design made easy - Volume 25, Issue

Analysis of statistical data is an important part of any medical writer’s skill set, especially those professionals working in publication and regulatory areas. Under - standing the various study designs is key to a thorough understanding of study…

In the Bookstores - Volume 23, Issue

An Introduction to Systematic Reviews by David Gough, Sandy Oliver, and James Thomas; SAGE Publications Ltd, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-849-20181-0. 26.99 GBP. 304 pages.

Manuscript Writing - Volume 21, Issue

Guidelines for manuscript writing: Here to help Although sometimes maligned, guidelines make manuscript writing easier and increase the chances of getting published. A good set of guidelines can be used as a checklist (many even include…


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