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Manuscript Structure

A well-structured scientific research manuscript has maximum impact. Manuscript structure not only includes the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) but also other parts of a research paper, such as the conclusion, title, abstract, keywords, figures, tables, graphs, and references. This section includes posts on how you can prepare a perfect IMRAD paper as well as work on other important aspects to prepare a well-structured research paper.
Writing a statement of the problem for a research proposal
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The first and most important step in any research is to identify and delineate the research problem. However, many researchers find this task difficult. This article is a step-by-step guide to writing a statement of the problem for your research proposal.
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What is the importance of keywords in a research paper?
One of the most important components of a research paper is its title. The title is the first thing readers, even the journal editor and reviewer, see when they come across a research paper. Not only should your title be attractive but it should also capture the essence of your research. Watch this video to learn how you can create the perfect research paper title. Also, if you'd like to know more about how you can prepare a well-structured manuscript, watch this video about creating an outline...
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Hi, I always find it difficult to choose which previous research papers should be cited. For example, if my research is about a particular gene in a certain disease, should I include all the past works regarding the gene in this disease? Some of the past works are those published in the 1970s, and others have less convincing data due to the small sample size and/or poor study design. Is it ok to pick the most scientifically convincing and pertinent papers and ignore and not cite the others? Or...
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I want to write the background of my study. Can you give me any tips or guidelines?
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I want to write that there are two articles that use the same stimulus and they find the same result. Which tense should I use?
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What do you need to know before and while working on a clinical trial? This slide deck tells you more about the things you need to remember when preparing to publish your clinical trial, from developing a research protocol and getting informed consent from study participants to registering your trial and preparing a clinical trial manuscript. Related reading An introduction to clinical trials (Part 1: The basics)  A young researcher's guide to a clinical trial What every medical researcher...
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I am going to do work with a weight loss product in which the main ingredient is conjugated linoleic acid. "Evaluation of conjugated linoleic acid in fat reduction and its association with c-reactive protein" Is this a suitable title for my article?
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Dear Dr. Eddy, I have finished writing my paper and plan to submit it next week. However, I'm totally confused about creating keywords. Which keywords will be most effective for my paper? Are there any fixed rules to be followed for creating these? Also, how many keywords are required for an original research article?
Why you shouldn’t rely on p values
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P value is the most commonly reported statistic in research papers, and yet is widely misunderstood and misused. Recently, the American Statistical Association (ASA) released the “Statement on Statistical Significance and P-Values,” outlining six principles pertaining to appropriate use and interpretation of p values, which this article will discuss. 

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