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the systematic, rigorous investigation of a situation or problem in order to generate new knowledge or validate existing knowledge. Research in health care takes place in a variety of areas and has many potential benefits; the areas include professional practice, environmental issues affecting health, vitality, treatments, theory development, health care economics, and many others. Health care research can be conducted by one group of professionals for generation of knowledge specific to that group, or by a diverse group of researchers collaborating on a given health care problem.
applied research scientific investigations conducted to answer specific clinical questions or solve practice-related problems.
basic research scientific investigation that involves the generation of new knowledge or development of new theories; its results often cannot be applied directly to specific clinical situations.
correlational research the systematic investigation of relationships among two or more variables, without necessarily determining cause and effect.
descriptive research research that provides an accurate portrayal of characteristics of a particular individual, situation, or group. These studies are a means of discovering new meaning, describing what exists, determining the frequency with which something occurs, and categorizing information.
ethnographic research the investigation of a culture through an in-depth study of the members of the culture; it involves the systematic collection, description, and analysis of data for development of theories of cultural behavior.
experimental research objective, systematic, controlled investigation for the purpose of predicting and controlling phenomena and examining probability and causality among selected variables.
exploratory research studies that are merely formative, for the purpose of gaining new insights, discovering new ideas, and increasing knowledge of phenomena.
grounded theory research a research approach designed to discover what problems exist in a given social environment and how the persons involved handle them; it involves formulation, testing, and reformulation of propositions until a theory is developed.
historical research research involving analysis of events that occurred in the remote or recent past.
phenomenological research an inductive, descriptive research approach developed from phenomenological philosophy; its aim is to describe an experience as it is actually lived by the person.
qualitative research research dealing with phenomena that are difficult or impossible to quantify mathematically, such as beliefs, meanings, attributes, and symbols; it may involve content analysis.
quantitative research research involving formal, objective information about the world, with mathematical quantification; it can be used to describe test relationships and to examine cause and effect relationships.

re·search

(rĕ-sĕrch', rē'sĕrch),
1. The organized quest for new knowledge and better understanding, for example, of the natural world, determinants of health and disease. Several types of research are recognized: observational (empiric); analytic; experimental; theoretic; applied.
2. To conduct such scientific inquiry.
[O.Fr. re-cerche, fr. cerchier, to search, fr. L. circare, to go around, fr. circus, circle]

research

Scientific inquiry to discover or verify facts, test hypotheses, and confirm theories. See Applied research, Bioprocess research, Clinical research, Effectiveness research, Ethnographic research, Extramural research, Health services research, Interactive research, Intramural research, Investigator-initiated research, Nontherapeutic research, Outcomes research, Survey, Targeted research, Twin research, Unethical medical research NIHspeak A systematic investigation and gathering and analysis of information designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. See Notebook Cf Fraud in science.

re·search

(rēsĕrch, rē-sĕrch)
1. The organized quest for new knowledge and better understanding (e.g., of the natural world or determinants of health and disease). Five types of research are recognized: observational (empiric), analytic, experimental, theoretic, applied.
2. To conduct such scientific inquiry.
[O.Fr. re-cerche, fr. cerchier, to search, fr. L. circo, to go around, fr. circus, circle]

re·search

(rēsĕrch, rē-sĕrch)
1. The organized quest for new knowledge and better understanding.
2. To conduct a scientific inquiry.

Patient discussion about research

Q. Where can I get updates about new researches on fibromyalgia? I have fibromyalgia and I would like to know all there is to know and see if they found new breakthroughs on the subject.

A. I use this site:
http://www.nfra.net/
the main issue of the site is Fibromyalgia research…

Q. I need to do an interview with someone with knowledge on lupus for a research paper any takers? a couple of questions should do it. it doesn't have to be extensive.

A. I HAVE SLE AND A FUW MORE THANS THAT ARE KNOW TO BE KNOW TO COME FROM HAVEING SLE LUPUS I AM NOT 100% OF ALL THAT COMES WITH SLE BUT I AM WILLING TO TELL U ALL I KNOW THANK YOU

Q. i have heard that number of scientists found out in one of there researches that breasts Cancer is capable to just disappear with out a treatment , have any one read this article/research ? or maybe just heard about it ? because it is interesting why and how this result happens ...

A. hi pinkofdestiny - try also these links, i know and read a lot about the books of Phillip Day and recommend them to everybody. cancer can be healed and there are also ways to make with success prevention:

http://www.credencegroup.co.uk/Eclub/ses/sessearch.php?q=breast+cancer&pvdc=0

before a woman should loose her breast, she should make a therapy with vitamine B17 - the vitamin which can eliminate cancer in any form, but you should not know about it! it is terrible, but it is the way how politicians and industry-trust treat us.

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Improving bioscience research reporting: the ARRIVE guidelines for reporting animal research. PloS Biol 8:e1000412; doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000412.
Barbara Davies, from Understanding Animal Research, said: "Scientists are doing more and better research than ever before, but at the same time minimise animal use wherever possible.
The proposed legislation faced a third committee test yesterday, producing a majority vote rejecting plans to set an upper limit of permissible pain during animal research.
Rich, chairman of the Planning Board, said biomedical or animal research is not listed in the town's zoning bylaws as a permitted business in a residential zone.
Truth be known, animal research is conducted under extremely rigorous rules and regulations from the U.S.
In late 2005, AAALAC conducted a review of CDC's research programs and laboratories for conducting animal research and noted certain areas in need of improvement, including the policies and procedures of CDC's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Driven by a need to reduce costs, Japanese researchers may develop a protocol for mouse study that helps the mouse maintain its prime place in designer animal research. "The goal is to develop an efficient means for breeding and maintaining these animals," Abe adds.
These headlines misleadingly imply that the research involved women when it actually involved mice, and both the original story and the Join Together summary failed to mention that this animal research may have little if any bearing on the health outcome of humans prenatally exposed to methamphetamines ...
Banting House Inn Toronto, 800-823-8856 A ghost wanders around in late-1800s period clothing, and since this house was once used as an animal research facility, guests claim they hear dogs barking and running through the halls.
Animal research presented at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego last April suggests that sildenafil could combat preeclampsia, a disorder of rising blood pressure during pregnancy (SN: 4/16/05, p.
IGENITY TenderGENE[TM] Developed by the USDA Meat Animal Research Center (MARC), it identifies calpain, a naturally occurring protein that enhances tenderness.
The UK is locked into the now obsolete animal research methodology instead of embracing far more effective non-animal methods.

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