Simulation Research: Best Practices for Planning a Research Study (Online Interactive Course)

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Simulation Research: Best Practices for Planning a Research Study (Online Interactive Course)
Upcoming Course:
Wed, Oct 12, 2016
ONLINE
Course Fee:
$495+HST
Class Size Limited to:
20

Simulation Research is an online interactive course, offered through SIM-one's Global Learning Solutions. It is facilitated and led by leading simulation and healthcare education researchers from a range of backgrounds. 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: In order to participate in this course, we request that you 1) Come prepared with a speficic research question you wish to investigate and have completed a preliminary literature review related to the question; or 2) Have completed Simulation Research: Primer (Online Interactive Course).

Learning outcomes & benefits

You will 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

You will also 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

Format

This eight-week course includes video-recorded lectures, interactive live webinars with expert researchers, and review & questions periods. High-speed internet connection required. VoIP headset or computer microphone recommended. Digital access to academic articles recommended.

Course schedule:

  1. Wednesday, October 12: Welcome
  2. Wednesday, October 19: Study design: Qualitative methods (part 1)
  3. Wednesday, October 26: Study design: Qualitative methods (part 2)
  4. Wednesday, November 2: Study design: Quantitative methods
  5. Wednesday, November 9: Measurement tools
  6. Wednesday, November 16: Knowledge mobilization
  7. Wednesday, November 23: Grant proposals 
  8. Wednesday, November 30: Building a research team