The extent to which the findings of a clinical study can be reliably extrapolated from the subjects who participated in the study to a broader patient population and a broader range of clinical settings.
A tentative explanation based on theory to predict a causal relationship between variables.
A research tool in which a researcher asks questions of participants; interviews are often audio or video-taped for later transcription and analysis
Integrated Research Application System, the online application system used to apply for most permissions and approvals for research in health and social care in the UK.
Information Systems programme
A person undertaking certain types of straightforward research procedure, not requiring the appointment of a principal investigator. Local collaborators at NHS sites must seek a Site Specific Assessment (SSA) from the R&D office.