Educational Research Resources


HiREB Information and Submission

To access information and forms required for your research study, please access the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB) for Hamilton Health Sciences and the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.

HiREB Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday and the third Tuesday of each month. Submission deadlines are in the second and last Tuesdays of each month.

If you need assistance with Research Ethics Board applications, please contact Toni Tidy.

Additional Information and Links

Belmont Report (1979)

•  National Institutes of Health: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research | Click here
•  U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS): Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research | Click here

WMA Declaration of Helsinki

•  Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects | Click here

Nuremberg Code (1947)

•  National Institutes of Health (NIH): Directives for Human Experimentation | Click here
•  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM): The Doctor's Trial (The Medical Case of Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings) | Click here

McMaster University

•  Good Clinical Practice (GCP) | Click here

Research Question, Study Design and Methodological Issues

Title Type Size
Interaction Revisited: The Difference Between Two Estimates pdf 193 KB Download
Concealing Treatment Allocation in Randomised Trials pdf 111 KB Download
Meta Analysis: Neither Quick Nor Easy pdf 287 KB Download
Treatment Allocation by Minimisation pdf 47 KB Download
Validating Scales and Indexes pdf 105 KB Download
A Guide for the Design and Conduct of Self-Administered Surveys of Clinicians pdf 178 KB Download
Review Article: Medical Education Research - An Overview of Methods pdf 287 KB Download
SPIRIT 2013 Statement: Defining Standard Protocol Items for Clinical Trials pdf 138 KB Download
Tutorial in Biostatistics Using the General Linear Mixed Model to Analyse Unbalanced Repeated Measures and Longitudinal Data pdf 410 KB Download
Systematic Reviews: The Case for Rigorous Methods and Rigorous Reporting pdf 838 KB Download
Undertaking a Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Approach pdf 115 KB Download
Blinding in Clinical Trials and Other Studies pdf 55 KB Download
A Primer in Longitudinal Data Analysis pdf 429 KB Download
Meta Analysis in Medical Research pdf 795 KB Download
Statistical Analysis of Correlated Data Using Generalized Estimating Equations: An Orientation pdf 1979 KB Download
Tutorials in Clinical Research Part IV: Recognizing and Controlling Bias pdf 132 KB Download
Randomized Controlled Trials: Part 17 of a Series on Evaluation of Scientific Publications pdf 260 KB Download
Good Practice in the Conduct and Reporting of Survey Research pdf 90 KB Download
How to Design a Randomized Controlled Trial pdf 159 KB Download
Tutorials in Clinical Research Part III: Selecting a Research Approach to Best Answer a Clinical Question pdf 140 KB Download

Statistical Notes

Title Type Size
Statistics I: Data and Correlations pdf 246 KB Download
Statistics II: Central Tendency and Spread of Data pdf 123 KB Download
Statistics III: Probability and Statistical Tests pdf 113 KB Download
Tutorials in Clinical Research Part VII: Understanding Comparative Statistics (contrast) | Part A - General Concepts of Statistical Significance pdf 290 KB Download
Statistics IV: Interpreting the Results of Statistical Tests pdf 132 KB Download
Practical Guides to Understanding Sample Size and Minimal Clinically-Important Difference (MCID) pdf 395 KB Download
A Practical Guide to Understanding Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses pdf 248 KB Download
Practical Guide to Understanding Multivariable Analyses: Part A pdf 242 KB Download
Sample Size Calculations: Basic Principles and Common Pitfalls pdf 665 KB Download
Sample Size Calculations: Should the Emperor's Clothes Be Off the Peg or Made to Measure? pdf 232 KB Download
Tutorial in Biostatistics Meta Analysis: Formulating, Evaluating, Combining and Reporting pdf 587 KB Download
Practical Guide to Choosing an Appropriate Data Display pdf 279 KB Download
Essential Elements of Questionnaire Design and Development pdf 109 KB Download
Data Analysis of Epidemiological Studies pdf 327 KB Download
Sample Size Calculation in Clinical Trials pdf 256 KB Download
Number Needed to Harm pdf 168 KB Download
Absolute and Relative Risks pdf 177 KB Download
Confidence Intervals and Statistical Significance: Rules of Thumb pdf 178 KB Download
Cohen's Coefficient K pdf 182 KB Download
Confidence Intervals and Statistical Significance pdf 168 KB Download

Tips for Writing in Research

Title Type Size
How to Write a Good Abstract for a Scientific Paper or Conference Presentation pdf 1754 KB Download
Bridging Clinical Investigators and Statisticians: Writing the Statistical Methodology for a Research Proposal pdf 139 KB Download
How to Write a Scientific Paper: Writing the Methods Section pdf 161 KB Download
Reporting Guidelines for Survey Research: An Analysis of Published Guidance and Reporting Practices pdf 265 KB Download
Writing for Publication: A Guide for New Authors pdf 75 KB Download
The Case for Structuring the Discussion of Scientific Papers pdf 111 KB Download
How to Write a Case Report for Publication pdf 121 KB Download
Invited Commentary: How to Write a Scientific Article pdf 291 KB Download
How to Write Your First Research Paper pdf 448 KB Download
How to Write the Methods Section of a Research Paper pdf 250 KB Download
Improving Bioscience Research Reporting: The ARRIVE Guidelines for Reporting Animal Research pdf 94 KB Download
Optimizing Scholarly Communication: 30 Tips for Writing Clearly pdf 2353 KB Download
The CONSORT Statement: Revised Recommendations for Improving the Quality Reports of Parallel Group Randomized Trials pdf 119 KB Download
Writing the Results pdf 167 KB Download
Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses: The PRISMA Statement pdf 165 KB Download
Preparing Effective Illustrations Part 2: Photographs, Images and Diagrams pdf 1896 KB Download
Preparing Effective Illustrations Part 1: Graphs pdf 427 KB Download
Writing the Discussion pdf 197 KB Download
Writing a Systematic Review pdf 209 KB Download
Basic Structure and Types of Scientific Papers pdf 173 KB Download
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