Facilitators: Dr Rosie Nash & Dr Pieter Van Dam
This is an informative and fun workshop exploring health research methods using your own context. We will tailor the workshop to 30 participants and their needs and we will begin by dispelling any myths or concerns you may have about ethics committees. We will then invite you to focus on an issue dear to your heart, using a template to guide your thinking. You will then have the opportunity to frame a research question and consider how to establish whether a sound answer to your question already exists in the scientific literature. We will explore how to proceed when you need to undertake your own investigation, considering multiple designs that could be used to answer your question.
Once you have identified the best method (you can only choose 1) we will split you into teams. We will finish with a debate led by each teams arguing in the affirmative for one’s research method. At the completion of this workshop you will be inspired to undertake research in your work environment.
What to bring?
- A research idea or problem you have identified in your work setting that you would like to explore further.
- Ability to be open-minded and to see things from multiple viewpoints.