Planning a Research Study

  • Carl M. Shy
  • William C. McGaghie


To organize and conduct his study of breast stimulation among women in inactive labor, Dr. Michaels followed a sequence of steps that are worth retracing in some detail, since they are common to all well-designed clinical research projects. First, let us identify each step and then track Dr. Michaels’ thinking about the issues central to that step.


Research Objective Uterine Contraction Study Factor Study Strategy Breast Pump 


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  • Carl M. Shy
  • William C. McGaghie

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