Identifying and solving scientific problems in the medicine: key to become a competent scientist

  • 1 Koç University, School of Medicine, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2 Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine (KUTTAM), Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 3 Koç University, School of Medicine, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, 34450, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 4 Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine (KUTTAM), Sariyer, 34450, Istanbul, Turkey
Duygu Aydemir
  • Koç University, School of Medicine, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine (KUTTAM), Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
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Abstract

The scientific method can be described as a multistep and detailed process, in which finding the best question is the first and most crucial step. Thus, scientific problem should be examined thoroughly in different ways and perspectives. The amount and diversity of scientific data are enormously increasing and becoming more specific day by day, therefore traditional observational biology is not sufficient on an individual basis to understand and treat multifactorial diseases. Moreover, protocols, documentations, information, outcomes, precisions, and considerations of evidence should be improved to answer scientific questions correctly during the scientific research. Because of the diversity of the data and the methods, statisticians and methodologists should be involved and contribute to the all stages of research. Besides that, all scientific data should be certainly reproducible and repeatable. Scientific knowledge is in a state of flux and becomes more complex day by day. Thus, becoming a competent scientist needs, abilities and skills such as creativity, hardworking and self-discipline that all requires lifelong learning, searching, and widening scientific horizons consistently.

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