Research process. Conducting the research project

LL Gabel Department of Family Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210.

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Conducting the research study should be a methodical process in which the details of the planning process are executed. This fourth article in a series of six on the research process presents guidelines with supporting recommendations to increase the likelihood that the study indeed will be conducted as planned. The guidelines emphasize the importance of 1) record-keeping systems, 2) detailed work schedules, 3) communications, and 4) monitoring progress.