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"You Too can do Original Research"
Why research? <ul><li>Its fun – prevents burnout </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses clinical dissonance </li></ul><ul><li>Clinici...
The ‘Ingredients’ <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>The question </li></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li><...
Support ‘Pearls’ <ul><li>Three S’s for support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) Method...
<ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC DFP Research Office- David Adams ( 827-4185) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleg...
The research question – ‘FINER’ <ul><li>Feasible  </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Novel </li></ul><ul><li>...
Do these questions meet the ‘FINER’ criteria? <ul><li>The relationship between family involvement and degrees of intervent...
Ethics tips <ul><li>Don’t submit to ethics until you have a study plan </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to have UBC  Campus...
Types of research <ul><li>Qualitative  </li></ul><ul><li>Individual or focus group interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Participat...
Data analysis <ul><li>Get help  - resources previous noted </li></ul><ul><li>Get training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic i...
Writing up your results <ul><li>Note: If you have come this far you are doing well! </li></ul><ul><li>How to write an abst...
Other writing tips <ul><li>Get people outside the content area of the research to read </li></ul><ul><li>Target journal ah...
Other writing tips <ul><li>References - Ref Man, Endnote </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for rejection </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare...
Other dissemination <ul><li>Peer review publication is only one avenue to share results, there are also </li></ul><ul><ul>...
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Original Research

  1. 1. &quot;You Too can do Original Research&quot;
  2. 2. Why research? <ul><li>Its fun – prevents burnout </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses clinical dissonance </li></ul><ul><li>Clinicians ask good questions that matter </li></ul>
  3. 3. The ‘Ingredients’ <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>The question </li></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing results </li></ul><ul><li>Publication and dissemination of results </li></ul>
  4. 4. Support ‘Pearls’ <ul><li>Three S’s for support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) Methodological support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3) Financial support </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC DFP Research Office- David Adams ( 827-4185) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Library (733-6671 or [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UBC DFP divisions: geriatric, palliative etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital DFPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.familymed.ubc.ca/residency/Resident_Resources/Education/Research/Research_Resources.htm#Basic%20Concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CI and CBCI programs of salary support for FPs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The research question – ‘FINER’ <ul><li>Feasible </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Novel </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul>
  7. 7. Do these questions meet the ‘FINER’ criteria? <ul><li>The relationship between family involvement and degrees of intervention in nursing homes </li></ul><ul><li>Constipation and calcium supplements in nursing home residents </li></ul><ul><li>Does a nightly glass of sherry prevent ‘sun-downing’ among nursing home residents? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ethics tips <ul><li>Don’t submit to ethics until you have a study plan </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to have UBC Campus Wide Login (CWL) </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for it to not go through in the first submission </li></ul><ul><li>Shirley Thompson , 604-827-5112, Manager, Behavioural Ethics Committee (ORS) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.familymed.ubc.ca/residency/Resident_Resources/Education/Research/Resident_Project.htm#Ethics </li></ul>
  9. 9. Types of research <ul><li>Qualitative </li></ul><ul><li>Individual or focus group interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory research </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive – practice audits, PDSAs </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Case control </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort </li></ul><ul><li>RCTs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Data analysis <ul><li>Get help - resources previous noted </li></ul><ul><li>Get training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic institute in your community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use CME funds and claim Main Pro M1 credits </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Writing up your results <ul><li>Note: If you have come this far you are doing well! </li></ul><ul><li>How to write an abstract by Dr Janusz Kaczorowski http://www.familymed.ubc.ca/residency/Resident_Resources/Education/Research/Research_Resources.htm#statistical%20packages </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.icmje.org/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Other writing tips <ul><li>Get people outside the content area of the research to read </li></ul><ul><li>Target journal ahead of time </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple drafts are normal and good (15 – 20) </li></ul><ul><li>References - Ref Man, Endnote </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Op Ed discussing study results </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other writing tips <ul><li>References - Ref Man, Endnote </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for rejection </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for plan b,c,d and e </li></ul><ul><li>If you feel that the rejection is not justified, appeal! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other dissemination <ul><li>Peer review publication is only one avenue to share results, there are also </li></ul><ul><ul><li>briefly report in family medicine newsletters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>posters presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conference presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>invited ‘stakeholder’ groups to discuss results for example MoH, Home and Community Care council, seniors groups etc </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thanks for listening!

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