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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds As we come to the end of this first week’s material, I’d like you to think back to the ideas you had about your own research. Having some real-life situations to think about, gives you something to hang the ideas on. So far we’ve had a look at how the way you see the world is going to inform your research. We’ve looked at some jargon words that describe the underlying philosophies and how that’s going to affect the research process. We’ve also given you some tools and now we need to use those tools and apply them to the ideas you had for some research that you can do in your own practice area.

Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds In the coming section, we’ll ask you to apply those tools to your real-life situations and then discuss them with the other learners. Next week, we’re going to look at the ethical process around research and we’re also going to look at the research process. So, how we design, and actually conduct some real-life research. See you next week.

Looking forward to next week

Watch Dr Laurence Baldwin conclude the first week of the course.

Congratulations on completing this week and thank you for joining us.

We hope you are starting to see how research can play a powerful role in enhancing healthcare practice, and how we can consider research questions that relate to practice.

This week you’ve

  • identified the link between research and practice

  • explored the role of paradigms in creating new knowledge

  • examined what makes a good research question

  • considered how you might frame a question from an area in your own practice.

Next week we’ll be looking at the research process as a whole, some of the unethical practices that have led to research governance, and what ethical practice means in your own research practice.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Your task

  • What was good, useful or interesting about this week?

  • Share any questions that arose for you this week.

  • Keep thinking about the kinds of questions you might ask about an area of your healthcare practice and how you might refine them.

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Healthcare Research: For Healthcare Professionals

Coventry University