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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds So, let’s have a look at what we’ve covered so far. All of this has been the basis for growing your full research project. We started with the background philosophy and the underlying assumptions about what we think about the world as a way of determining which way we do the research. We’ve also covered the ways that historically, research has been conducted in totally unethical ways. It’s important that we apply the ethical standards from our practice as healthcare professionals to the research that we do to advance that practice.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds So, the next courses will look in more detail at how we actually conduct research, the design and methods of taking your idea or your question and developing it into a project that will answer that question and then go onto improve practice. Remember that getting the groundwork done right is important for growing your question into a full project. In the coming weeks, we’ll look at different ways to answer your research question in order to get a meaningful answer that can help you to improve your practice within healthcare. We’ll cover in detail quantitative and qualitative methods and mixed methodologies as well as looking at how to analyse it and use the data you’ve produced to get meaningful answers.

Skip to 1 minute and 33 seconds I hope you’ll join us for the rest of the courses.

Summary of the course

We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring the importance of research in healthcare, how you could grow your own research project, and how the results could improve clinical practice.

Watch Laurence Baldwin summarise what you covered over the last two weeks.

During the course we have:

  • examined how practice can be enhanced by developing new research
  • established why we need to develop an awareness of background philosophy and underlying assumptions when doing research and creating new knowledge
  • explored the importance of ethical research and identified ethical principles that inform practice
  • considered the kinds of questions we might like to ask for our own research project.

If you join us on the MSc Nursing and continue with this program in Research Methodologies, Design and Methods you will move on to how we actually conduct and disseminate research: the design and methods of taking a question and developing it into a project that will answer that question and improve practice.

We will look in detail at quantitative and qualitative methods as well as mixed methodologies, in addition to how to analyse and use the data you produce.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Your task

What have you found to be particularly good, useful or interesting during this course?

What actions will you now take to learn more about these topics?

What questions if any have arisen for you?

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Healthcare Research: For Healthcare Professionals

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