1. Thesis, Dissertation and Project
2. Objectives of Writing Thesis
3. Choosing a Suitable Research Area and Supervisor
4. Assessing Availability of Facilities, Infrastructure and Resources
5. Obtaining Support and Grants for Research
6. How to Write a Protocol
7. Approval of the Institute Review Board, Ethics Committee and Registering with the Clinical Trial Registry
8. Plan and Conduct of Research: Observational and Interventional Study Designs
9. Data Management in Clinical Research
10. Preparing and Decoding the Master Chart
11. Statistical Analysis: Data Presentation and Statistical Tests
12. Preparing a Title Page, Abstract and Table of Contents Page
13. Methods and Materials in a Thesis
14. Writing the Review of Literature in a Thesis
15. Drawing Observations from Data and Making Conclusions
16. Preparing Figures and Tables
17. Citations and References with Citation and H-Index
18. Editing for Language and Avoiding Ambiguity in Data Presentation
19. Plagiarism and Copyright, Acknowledgements, Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
20. Preparing Manuscript from Thesis Material and Selecting Journals for Submission
21. Presenting Thesis in Conferences: Oral and Poster Presentation
22. Writing Thesis for Speciality Courses in Medicine
23. Writing Thesis for Sub-speciality Courses in Medicine
24. Dissertation Writing for Master of Science Course
25. Writing Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy Course
26. Statistical Packages for Data Analysis
27. English Language and Other Software Used in Thesis
28. Plagiarism Software
This book on Thesis Writing for Master’s and Ph.D. program focuses on the difficulties students encounter with regard to choosing a guide; selecting an appropriate research title considering the available resources; conducting research; and ways to overcome the hardships they face while researching, writing and preparing their dissertation for submission.
Thesis writing is an essential skill that medical and other postgraduates are expected to learn during their academic career as a mandatory partial requirement in order to receive the Master’s degree. However, at the majority of medical schools, writing a thesis is largely based on self-learning, which adds to the burden on students due to the tremendous amount of time spent learning the writing skills in addition to their exhausting clinical and academic work. Due to the difficulties faced during the early grooming years and lack of adequate guidance, acquiring writing skills continues to be a daunting task for most students.
This book addresses these difficulties and deficiencies and provides comprehensive guidance, from selecting the research title to publishing in a scientific journal.
• The book covers all aspects of writing a thesis and dissertation in detail
• Chapters are easy to understand with essential contents for writing thesis presented in a lucid manner.
• Easy to follow algorithms, key points and case scenarios in each chapter to enhance the understanding of the topics.
• The chapters are arranged in a manner that the reader will understand the importance of each section of the thesis writing and will be able to write the protocol, register with clinical trial registry, conduct the research and write the final dissertation.
• Subhash Chandra Parija is the Former Director and Senior Professor, Department of Microbiology of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India, and has nearly three and a half decades of teaching and research experience in Medical Microbiology. Prof. Parija is a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expert, and has been consulted to draft guidelines on food safety for parasites. Prof. Parija was on the Board of MD Examination at Colombo University, Sri Lanka, Sultan Quaboos University, Oman, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He was conferred a D.Sc. for his contributions in the field of Medical Parasitology by Madras University. The author of ten books including the “Text Book of Medical Parasitology,” he has published more than 300 papers in prominent national and international journals.
Prof. Parija has been honored with more than 25 awards including the Medical Council of India’s Dr. BC Roy National Award and the National Academy of Medical Sciences’ Dr. PN Chuttani Oration Award. Prof. Parija founded the Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology (IATP), the only professional organization of Medical Parasitologists in India, and initiated the journal Tropical Parasitology. Professor Parija in collaboration with Prof. Vikram Kate edited a book on Writing and Publishing a Scientific Paper, which was published by Springer Nature in 2017.
• Vikram Kate is currently the Senior Professor and Head of the Department of the Surgery and Senior Consultant General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry. He has contributed more than 25 chapters in prominent surgical gastroenterology and surgery textbooks, and has more than 140 papers to his credit. He is a Past President of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology. He was awarded the Membership Diploma of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Further, he currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Advanced Medical and Health Research, the official journal of JIPMER.
Professor Kate is an Examiner for the M.S./M.Ch./DNB and Ph.D. program for Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology and Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow (FRCS, FRCS Ed., FRCS Glasg.), and of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG). He has been honored with many awards, including the Dr. Mathias Oration (2010) and Prof. N. Rangabashyam Oration (2015) by the Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India, and the Dr. S.K. Bhansali Memorial Oration (2017) of the Association of Surgeons of India.