Lecture Materials

 

Week Themes Resources Task
9
23rd Sept
VR

 

Introduction to the Module
Sharing research experiences
How do we define research?
Why we need to be good communicators of science?
Thinking about peer review

See this website; Blackboard; Module Handbooks

Blog article: Article placing the need for better research methodologies and quality processes in context.

23Sept2014_DrVivRolfe_Introduction. (Link to PPT slides)

Trish Greenhalgh. How to read a paper series. Available: http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/how-read-paper

Trish Greenhalgh (2011). How to read a paper evidence based medicine. (Link to PDF)

Submit a brief 'critique' to Viv by email to gain feedback on your writing.
10
30th Sept
AV
Literature searching and handling

See Blackboard for Professor Varadi's notes.

Blog article and narrated resources: 'Seek and ye shall find' - how to search for scientific information.
 
11 - 13 LL Scientific writing and basic epidemiology

See lecturer's handouts.


Free study skills website for students: Vivien Sieber, University of Surrey.

 

 
14
28th Oct
VR
Types of publication and writing styles
History of publishing
Evolution of journals
Open access and open data
Thinking about peer review

28Oct2014_Papers and publishing industry. (Link to PPT slides)

Excellent paper out today about the
do's and dont's of publishing!


Complete on-line website evaluation task

Instructions on web evaluation task here (right mouse click to download)

Link to the Survey CLOSED
15
4th Nov
VR
Review of website task
Introducing the critical appraisal of research papers
Basic steps to critique
Expanding your skills to different types of paper
Developing language and arguments
4Nov2014_Critical appraisal (Link to PPT slides) Submit a second brief 'critique' to Viv looking at ONE of the sections from the papers we studied in class.

16
11th Nov
VR
Extending critical appraisal understanding

Understanding 'descriptive' and 'critical' terminology

Bloom's taxonomy

11Nov2014_Continuing critical appraisal (Link to PPT slides)

 

Complete on-line paper 'peer review' task. You may prefer to use this Word template and then submit your results to the onlline survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TGLC85S

PAPER 1Gupta 2000

PAPER 2 Kapadia 1996

PAPER 3 Uhlin-Hansen 2001

17 (18th Nov) VR NO SESSION - SEE ONLINE TASK NO LECTURE THIS WEEK. COMPLETE ONLINE PEER-REVIEW OF PAPERS!!  
18 (25th Nov) LL
Research ethics and governance
Lynne Lawrance  
19 (2nd Dec) VR
Futher exploration of critical appraisal
   
20 (9th Dec) LL
Research ethics and governance
   
       

 



 

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