Simulation Research Primer 2016

Simulation Research Primer 2016
Upcoming Course:
Wed, Apr 06, 2016 to Wed, Jun 01, 2016
Course Fee:
Class Size Limited to:

Simulation Research Primer 2016 is the perfect introduction to the world of research into simulation-based education and healthcare quality improvement. It explores the milieu of simulation research and scholarship, as well as the current state of literature in simulation. Participants will refine their research interests, complete a literature review on a topic of interest, and generate their own research question. 

The course leads into the Simulation Research: Practices

Primer 2016 was developed and will be facilitated by leading simulation and healthcare education researchers from a range of backgrounds. No prior educational research training or experience necessary.

Who will benefit?

Everyone from the healthcare, education, or research background and/or profession.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the research cycle, from conceptualization to knowledge transfer.
  • Review the healthcare simulation literature to identify gaps and the context for a research idea.
  • Explain various models used to evaluate simulations.
  • Generate a researchable question about simulation.

Course dates

This course runs over nine weeks, for approximately three hours per week. Mandatory attendance is required on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 6 @ 4:00 p.m. EST (Welcome)
  • Wednesday, April 13 @ 4:00 p.m. EST (Introduction: Research & Simulation)
  • Wednesday, April 20 @ 4:00 p.m. EST (Research Questions Part 1)
  • Wednesday, April 27 @ 4:00 p.m. EST (Searching for Sim Literature Part 1)
  • Wednesday, May 4 @ 4:00 p.m. EST (Searching for Sim Literature Part 2)
  • Wednesday, May 11 @ 4:00 p.m. EST (Trends and Gaps)
  • Wednesday, May 18 @ 4:00 p.m. EST (Integrating Sim Research)
  • Wednesday, May 25 @ 4:00 p.m. EST (Evaluation Frameworks)
  • Wednesday, June 1 @ 4:00 p.m. EST (Research Questions Part 2)

Important information

This is a web-based distance learning course. Each week, participants will watch a video-recorded lecture, complete a short homework assignment, and participate in a one-hour live webinar discussion with an expert researcher. 

A high-speed internet connection from a location that does not block web conferencing software is required. A VoIP headset or computer microphone is recommended. This course includes assigned readings form academic journals, so digital access to articles through a library is recommended.

Teaching faculty

  • Ryan Brydges, PhD, Wilson Centre
  • Sandra Goldsworthy, RN MSc PhD CNCC(C) CMSN(C), University of Calgary
  • Karen Halliday, MLIS, Georgian College
  • Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio, RN PhD(c), Lakehead University
  • Walter Tavares, ACP PhD, Centennial College
  • Tim Willett, MD MMEd, SIM-one


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