Planning a research project
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Planning a research project

Leslie Gelling Reader in research ethics, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England
Hilary Engward Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England

The planning stage of any research project is one of the most important stages in the research process. This article offers insight into the important issues a researcher needs to consider when planning his or her research, including how to develop a research protocol, obtaining research funding, seeking academic, peer and social support, gaining research ethics and governance approval and planning a research schedule. Careful planning ensures that the research project is achievable and can be completed on time, with the funding available.

Nursing Standard. 29, 28,44-48. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.28.44.e8834

Correspondence

leslie.gelling@anglia.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 04 February 2014

Accepted: 23 October 2014