1. Preparing a Research Project
Before preparing a research project, it is important to perform a thorough literature review of existing publications on the topic. The chapter explains the importance of discussing your ideas about the case report or the research with others to review its originality and define what is innovative about your research. If there is existing research, this chapter discusses what can be improved about the design in regard to sampling (larger or different population), blinding and bias, and the use of validated measurement tools.