Corpus ID: 13172347

Conceiving the Research Question

@inproceedings{Cummings2007ConceivingTR,
  title={Conceiving the Research Question},
  author={Steven R. Cummings and Warren Browner and Stephen B. Hulley},
  year={2007}
}
The research question is the uncertainty about something in the population that the investigator wants to resolve by making measurements on her study subjects. There is no shortage of questions. Even as we succeed in producing good answers to some questions, we remain surrounded by others. Recent clinical trials, for example, have established that the estrogen-like drug tamoxifen reduces the risk of breast cancer during 4 years of use by women at high risk of breast cancer (1). But now there… Expand
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