Getting Started on Your Research: Practical Advice for Medical Educators
Guidance and mentorship benefit faculty who having little or no background conducting research in medical education. From his experience the author suggests three characteristics that distinguish medical educators who are especially productive in their scholarly activities: intrinsic rather than extrinsic motivation, collaboration with colleagues, and the personal qualities of patience and organization. He then expands on these characteristics by offering practical advice in the form of eight tips for faculty seeking to acquire or improve their medical education research skills.
Markert, R. J.
(2010). Getting Started on Your Research: Practical Advice for Medical Educators. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 22 (4), 317-318.