Introduction to Research

It is widely recognised that research active organisations deliver better outcomes for patients and, therefore, all health professionals have a key role in leading or supporting the delivery of research. Pharmacy professionals are ideally placed to deliver high-quality research in the healthcare environment.

This guide provides an introduction to research and an overview of the research landscape in the wider context of pharmacy practice.

The foundational knowledge you need to develop your research skills.

Key points covered in this guide

  • What do we mean by research?
  • The value of research, in particular, how research can inform practice and improve patient outcomes
  • Components and stages of the research process/cycle
  • Main approaches to research in the context of pharmacy

First Published: 17 November 2022

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