This book on medical research methods provides step-by-step approach to all aspects of empirical research beginning with selecting a topic and writing a protocol, to framing an appropriate design of study, method of collection of valid data, their collation, analysis and interpretation, and preparing an evidence-based report. Emphasis is on practical aspects. All methods are explained with the help of real-life examples. For easy readability, each chapter begins with a list of key terms and concepts, and ends with a summary. A very comprehensive glossary of terms is provided at the end of the book. The book is helpful in conducting quality research and in producing a credible report. The report could be in the form of a research paper, a postgraduate thesis, or a full project report. This edition has also special emphasis on writing a PG thesis as provided in MD/MS curriculum.