Simulation Research: Best Practices for Planning a Research Study

Simulation Research: Best Practices for Planning a Research Study
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Course Fee:
$495 (+tax)
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Simulation Research: Best Practices for Planning a Research Study is facilitated and led by leading simulation and health care education researchers across Ontario. Facilitators will coach course participants through the process of building a research study based on their research question or interest. They will provide guidance on practical issues such as method planning, grant applications, knowledge mobilization planning, and team building. 

This eight-week course includes video-recorded lectures, interactive live webinars with expert researchers, and review & questions periods. It complements the Simulation Research: Primer introductory course.

Who will benefit?

Have a defined research question or hypothesis, but not sure how to begin planning your study? Or, completed the Simulation Research: Primer course and looking for more information? Then this course is for you.

What will I learn?

  • Tips & tools for building research questions into concrete research study plans
  • Guidance on developing a research study, including creating a study design (qualitative & quantitative methods planning)
  • Choosing and validating the right measurement tools
  • Knowledge mobilization planning
  • Guidance on applying for simulation research grant proposal(s)
  • How to build a strong research team

Learning outcomes & benefits

Participants will become familiar with the core concepts for planning a research study, including:

  • Steps to investigate a simulation research question
  • Creating and critiquing a research study method/protocol
  • Documenting a research study protocol and knowledge mobilization plan
  • Identifying human and physical resources necessary to complete a research study
  • Drafting a grant application


In order to participate in this course, we request that you:

  • Come prepared with a speficic research question you wish to investigate, and have completed a preliminary literature review related to the question; OR
  • Have completed the Simulation Research: Primer course

Important information

Participants must be available to attend on the following webinar dates:

  1. Wednesday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) - Welcome 
  2. Wednesday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) - Study Design: Qualitative Methods Part 1
  3. Wednesday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) - Study Design: Qualitative Methods Part 2
  4. Wednesday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) - Study Design: Quantitative Methods
  5. Wednesday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) - Measurement Tools 
  6. Wednesday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) - Knowledge Mobilization
  7. Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) - Grant Proposals
  8. Wednesday, November 25 at 4:00 p.m. (EST) - Building a Research Team

High-speed internet connection required. VoIP headset or computer microphone recommended. Digital access to academic articles recommended.