What is Research?
Noun: The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions:
synonyms: investigation, experimentation, testing, exploration, analysis, fact-finding, examination, scrutiny, scrutinization, probing, groundwork, rare:indagation, experiments, experimentation, tests, inquiries, studies, analyses, work
Verb: investigate systematically
synonyms: investigate, conduct investigations into, study, inquire into, make inquiries into, look into, probe, explore, analyse, examine, scrutinize, inspect, review, assess, study, read, read up on, pore over, delve into, dig into, sift through, informal:check out
Typically, when we think of research, we imagine scientists and laboratories and associate it with cures and treatments. In reality, research studies comprise of much more.
Research into smell and taste disorders has increased significantly since March 2020 when it became accepted that smell, taste and chemosensory loss was a symptom and consequence of the Covid-19 virus.
Participating in research is vital to help researchers to answer important questions about smell disorders. Often, one of the challenges facing researchers is in finding and recruiting the right participants.
At Fifth Sense, our huge membership base makes a vital contribution to supporting researchers with a diverse range of people with different smell and taste experiences.
Volunteering for Involvement in Research as a PPI (Patient and Public Involvement) Representative
If you would like to find out how you can become a Fifth Sense PPI volunteer and be involved in the development and delivery of research, you can contact us at email@example.com