An introduction to research for primary dental care clinicians

A series of nine papers, first published in 2010, which introduce readers to the basic principles of research methodology, discuss the relevance of research to primary dental care, and provide an overview of the different stages in a research project:

Asking a research question

Planning the study

Writing a protocol

Obtaining ethical approval

Obtaining funding

Piloting the methodology & project management

Collecting data

Analysing the data

Writing up & disseminating the results

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