The introduction: presenting the research question

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the introduction section
  • Explain what was known, and not known about the study’s topic and about the specific research question
  • Report the study’s research question clearly
  • Understand what makes a good research question
  • Use evidence based, effective writing to introduce the study
  • Use references/literature review effectively and sparingly​.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

12 Jan 2016

Last updated

12 Jan 2016