Medical research can often be a perplexing, perturbing, mind boggling with all its complicated and convoluted information which may addle our brains.
But this is a bit too much exaggeration of the truth.
In reality, medical research can be either very puzzling for some or an enthralling and an interesting experience for other depending upon each and every person and his experiences.
But one thing that is certain is that once you get involved in one of such researches and you get really fascinated by the subject matter and set off with working on it with all the vigour and enthusiasm, to make or bring forward something new and original, the understanding and perception will improve.
What shouldn’t be done?
The nature of science is totally unbiased and factual.
There are no confidential or undisclosed facts about the medical research.
The topic chosen for the research should be such that proper justice can be given to it.
Finishing your work before time can be praise worthy only if the topic has been presented adequately.
If the work has just been completed for the sake of it without due attention to the quality it may result in poor grades.
Also choosing the right topic for a medical research is very important as dearth of information on some exclusive theme may create a problem later on while doing the research.
Such topics on which not much can be found have to be supplemented with personal hypothesis and premises.
If you can manage such stuff easily, its well and good else it is advisable to remain with the fundamentals and basics.
How should it be done?
Before heading on to search on the desired topic, it is pertinent that we are clear about the type of information required by the topic.
We should think out, firstly, in our minds that who is the target audience of the research and how will the research be used.
Also what is the need for the information and how is it to be gathered?
After considering all these factors we may simplify our search by only looking for the relevant points.
Also importance should be given to formulating the questions addressed in the research properly and precisely in the medical jargon.
Then the information has to be sought from various resources such as different medical libraries, journals and the internet.
First hand sources of information should be relied on than the second hand or tertiary notes available.
The latter can be of help only in case they are supported by appropriate backings.
A better approach can be to go through several works and philosophies on the subject under consideration, evaluating, contrasting and comparing them, developing your own hypothesis based on these assessments.
The personal summary and hypothesis is a must for any of the medical research.
Also seeing your hard work and diligent efforts transforming into a proper theory due to all the research and preparations is rewarding and an enthralling experience.