Gaining confidence in research appraisal

Skill level: IntermediateCPD hours: 10 hours
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Course details

Looking to apply evidence base to your day to day practice? Struggle to understand or apply research into your practice? Too often, healthcare professionals have been left ill equipped, confused, or full of self doubt when it comes to reading research. And yet, it DOES NOT have to be that hard!

Dr. Carl Clarkson, an experienced researcher, has supervised over 20 MSc projects and 3 PhD students and has presented his research on three continents. He has a number of peer reviewed publications and is an active Cochrane reviewer.

This 'Understanding research' Masterclass will take delegates through the basic principles of research, explaining & simplifying confusing terminology, allowing delegates to confidently begin reading academic papers and apply it to their practice!

Agenda

Day 1

Pre course learningOnline

We start with the fundamentals here.

Short, easy to follow videos are complemented with downloadable glossaries, covering:

  • Where on Earth do we find good research?

  • WE MUST ALWAYS DO WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS vs I’ll DO WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS DONE: Finding the middle ground

  • Why bother engaging with research: Purpose & role of scientific enquiry

  • Quantitative vs qualitative vs mixed methods

Quantitative fundamentals:

  • Statistics – NO DON’T RUN AWAY NOW! Why they are helpful, and what they mean (pun absolutely intended)

Qualitative fundamentals:

  • The lived experience
  • Philosophy: Ignore at your peril
  • Methods & methodology

Practical & active workshop

Consolidating the pre-course online content, we apply your understanding of research, within your field of expertise. Sessions are:

  1. Practical
  2. Workshop based
  3. Fun
  4. At a pace that suits your learning
  5. Put witin the context of YOUR professional background

Learning consolidatedOnline

MCQ’s, case studies and further consolidating video lessons help to cement your understanding of research, what it means for your practice, and provide you with confidence in engaging with published literature.

Want to know more? The course fininshes with a sneak preview to your next steps in the ‘Understanding Research’ series.

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