SIM Courses

SIMPeds Research Core Workshop Series

Background: The primary goal of this series is to develop a general understanding and gain specific skills to plan, conduct and communicate simulation related research projects. The activities embedded in each of the workshops will build upon each other, thus we strongly recommend attending as many as possible. The workshops will be a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises, group discussions, and 1-on-1 or small group mentorship activities. At the end of the series, participants should have developed all of the elements of a research study (research question, study design, data collection and analysis details) and will walk away form the series with a well-defined project.

Upon completion of the 7 workshops you will be able to:

  • Generate a research question and ensure a balance between education practice driven question with a strong local impact and theory driven question with a potential global impact.
  • Place the question on a continuum of scholarship from simulation program development and evaluation, to research leading to the generation of best simulation strategies, to implementation.
  • Link the research question to appropriate research paradigm (program evaluation, qualitative vs. quantitative research etc.) and identify the most appropriate design.
  • Generate the data collection and analysis plan.
  • Become familiar with strategies to increase the likelihood of attracting funding and acceptance of abstracts and manuscripts for dissemination.

Format: 4-hours
 per workshop

Venue: Fenway Conference Room, 342 Longwood Avenue

Frequency: Approximately every 6 weeks

Participants: Open to all SIMPeds members

Expertise Level: Intermediate

Course Leaders: Adam Dubrowski, Parson Hicks

Faculty

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Wkshp 6: December 2014

Fenway Conference Room, 342 Longwood Ave

WRITING A FUNDING PROPOSAL By the end of this workshop, the participants should be able to select an appropriate funding agency and generate an outline of a “generic” research proposal.   December 11th (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Materials

Wkshp 5: October 2014

Fenway Conference Room, 342 Longwood Ave

DISSEMINATION & LOGISTICS By the end of this workshop, the participants should be able to describe strategies to increase the likelihood of acceptance of abstracts and manuscripts for dissemination.   October 28th (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) and 30th (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Wkshp 4: September 2014

Fenway Conference Room, 342 Longwood Ave

OUTCOMES, EVALUATION, ASSESSMENTS By the end of this workshop, the participants should be able to identify relevant outcomes measures, and distinguish between program evaluation and individual assessments.   September 9th (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) and 11th (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Wkshp 3: June 2014

Fenway Conference Room, 342 Longwood Ave

DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSES By the end of this session, the participants should be able to describe the data collection process of their individual research study, and generate and describe the data analysis plan for their individual research study.   Workshop 3: June 3rd (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) and 5th (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Wkshp 2: April 2014

Fenway Conference Room, 342 Longwood Ave

METHODS OF SIMULATION RESEARCH By the end of this workshop, the participants should be able to link the research question to appropriate research paradigm (e.g., qualitative vs. quantitative), and identify the research design.   April 7th (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) and 9th (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Wkshp 1: February 2014

Fenway Conference Room, 342 Longwood Ave

CONCEPTUALIZING SIMULATION RESEARCH By the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to generate a research question, describe the importance of using theory in the design of the research project, ensure balance between practice driven question (local impact) and theory driven question (global impact), and identify a lens that will inform the research question and design.   February 25th (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) and 27th (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)