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Arch Dis Child. 2018 Sep;103(9):820-827. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-315340. Epub 2018 May 26.

How to do a postgraduate research project and write a minor thesis.

Duke T1,2,3.

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1
Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
3
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

Many universities and colleges in low-income and middle-income countries require a masters dissertation or thesis for as part of postgraduate training, and some colleges offer a 1-year to 2-year diploma of child health as a clinical qualification to enable skills in child health for generalists, or as part of the early phase of paediatric training. This paper describes the stages of doing a research project for such a masters or diploma, and describes in detail how to write a minor thesis. The paper is designed to provide a practical approach for junior researchers, and their supervisors. Colleges differ in their formal requirements of a minor thesis (word count, line spacing, referencing style), but this paper outlines the principles and practical issues rarely covered elsewhere.

KEYWORDS:

low and middle income countries; medical education; paediatric training; research training

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