Research Education Presentations

Qualitative Methods and Analysis

Presenter: Sarah Parker, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Director of Human Factors Research, Carilion Clinic Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech

Objectives:

  • Identify the need for a qualitative analysis in a project
  • Describe 2 types of qualitative analysis approaches
  • Describe grounded theory and its limitations and strengths

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Questionnaire Design and Survey Research

Presenter: Francis Farrell, PhD, Senior Director Research and Development Carilion Clinic
Min Wang, PhD, Manager Research Analytics, Carilion Clinic

Objectives:

  • Describe HART services and REDCap at Carilion
  • Utilize REDCap to generate surveys and questionnaires
  • Request REDCap service

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Measuring Outcomes with Reliability and Validity

Presenter: Frank Dane, PhD, Professor and Chair of Arts & Sciences at Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Objectives:
At the completion of this session you should be able to:

  • Review the essentials of classical measurement theory.
  • Identify the concepts of reliability and validity.
  • Recognize different ways to assess validity (accuracy).
  • Recognize different ways to assess reliability (precision).

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Hypothesis Driven Research

Presenter: Corey Heitz, MD, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
Department of Emergency Medicine VTCSOM, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, VTCSOM
Section Editor, CME and PeRLS, Academic Emergency Medicine Carilion Clinic

Objectives:
At the completion of this session you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between hypothesis generating research and hypothesis driven research
  • Identify adequate hypotheses
  • Describe well-written hypothesis statements
  • Differentiate between research questions, specific aims, and hypotheses
  • Describe methods of hypothesis testing
  • Describe the relationship with your hypothesis and your power analysis

Video: Hypothesis Driven Research


Searching and Evaluating the Literature

Presenters: Rita McCandless, MLS, Clinical Research Librarian, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Mary Catherine Santoro, MLS, Outreach and Instruction Librarian Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Objectives:

  • Develop an initial search strategy.
  • Assess search results and refine the search strategy.
  • Select articles based on search results.

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Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies presented by: Francis Farrell, PhD

Senior Director of Research & Development, Carilion Clinic

At the completion of this session you should be able to:

  • Design a research question or problem
  • Differentiate between the different types of research
  • Formulate what methodology is used to solve a research question or problem
  • Describe the Research Process: Data Collection and Analysis
  • Identify the uses of Research

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Mentoring Skills for Faculty Who Supervise Medical Students and Residents in Research by Leslie LaConte, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director of Research Education, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Basic Sciences, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

At the completion of this session you should be able to:

  • Define the responsibilities of research mentors and mentees.
  • Recognize the resources necessary for effective mentoring.
  • Implement strategies for maintaining effective communication as a research mentor.
  • Implement strategies for assessing understanding in a research mentee.
  • Implement strategies for fostering independence in a research mentee.

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Research Data Management and Analytics by Yan Zhang, PhD, and Ronex Muthukattil

Yan Zhang, PhD, Database Reporting Analyst, Health Analytics Carilion Clinic
Ronex Muthukattil, Database Reporting Analyst, Health Analytics Carilion Clinic

At the completion of this session you should be able to:

  • Specify several different appropriate data sources
  • Describe and appreciate limitations of data sources
  • Understand the difference between manual chart abstraction and programmatic field extraction.
  • Identify Protected Health Information and Determine if necessary for project
  • Explain how to submitting requests (what data do you need to have on hand)
  • Understand Impact on Turn Around Time of Requests.
  • Understand Impact of changing scope of request.

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What p Values Really Mean (and why I should care) by Francis C. Dane, PhD

Professor and Chair Department of Arts and Sciences Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Assistant Director of Research, Research & Development Carilion Clinic
Professor, Department of Interprofessionalism Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Objectives:

  • Understand the statistical decision process;
  • Appreciate the limitations of interpreting p values; and
  • Value the use of statistics regarding effect size

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Identifying Research Funding by Sarah Parker, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, VTCRI, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science, VTCSOM
Director of Human Factors Research, Carilion Clinic, and Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia

Objectives:

  • Identify information needed prior to funding search.
  • Specify and know where and how to look for research funding.
  • Identify funders with matching research ideas and interests.
  • Determine if a research idea is fundable.
  • Identify appropriate funding sources.
  • Identify and contact prospective funders.

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Writing Up Your Research Study by Sarah Parker, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, VTCRI, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science, VTCSOM
Director of Human Factors Research, Carilion Clinic, and Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia

Objectives:

  • Identify the elements of a compelling and rigorous peer reviewed manuscript.
  • Define the criteria for appropriate journals for submission of your work.
  • Outline your intro and method section (if you have data).

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Statistical Overview, Part 1 by Katherine Shaver, Bio-Statistician, Clinical Informatics Carilion Clinic

Objectives:

  • Distinguish among several statistical applications.
  • Select a statistical application suitable for a research question/hypothesis/estimation.
  • Identify basic database structure/organization requirements necessary for statistical testing and interpretation.

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Statistical Overview, Part 2 by Katherine Shaver, Bio-Statistician, Clinical Informatics Carilion Clinic

Objectives:

  • Distinguish among several statistical applications.
  • Select a statistical application suitable for a research question/hypothesis/estimation.
  • Identify basic database structure/organization requirements necessary for statistical testing and interpretation.

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Quality Improvement: Common Tools and Project Design by Kim Ferren Carter, Ph.D., R.N, and Kathleen Baudreau, R.N.

Kim is a Sr. Director Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice at Carilion Clinic and Kathleen is a Sr. Director Nursing Quality and Performance Improvement at Carilion Clinic

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of quality improvement.
  • Identify the key steps for a successful quality improvement project.
  • Utilize basic quality improvement tools.
  • Describe the difference between quality improvement and research.

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Research Design and Methods by Dr. Paul Estabrooks, Senior Director of Research, Carilion Clinic

Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of cohort studies.
  • Describe different types of cohort studies, including prospective, retrospective, cross sectional, and case-control.
  • Discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and uses of each of the above studies.

Video: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Functionality of Cohort Studies
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