Why Not Workshop Series : Overview

12.30 - 14.30: 1st Floor, Maple House

NEW DATES

Workshop 1: 9th July 2015
Workshop 2: 30th July 2015
Workshop 3: 1tbc
Workshop 4: tbc

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Why Not? Apply for high impact grant funding, ie NIHR, MRC, Wellcome

Why Not? Do a systematic review

Book your place on the workshops by contacting the CNMR. The workshop series will be repeated throughout the year.


Why Not Workshop 1: Write for publication

Purpose:
This workshop is relevant to anyone who has attempted or thought about (whether successfully or not) to write a paper for publication in the professional literature. It aims to provide participants with a framework for identifying a writing schedule, strategies for identifying the appropriate journal and how papers are structured.

Outcome:
By the end of the workshop, participants will have identified an idea for a paper, alongside an action plan for achieving their goal.

Preparing for the workshop:
Come with an open mind and a willingness to take part in activities and group discussion. If you have time, then identify a couple of papers you have read (or have stuffed in the cupboard for reading at some stage) that you liked and one that you didn't like and bring these two papers along with you.

Workshop 1 Outline: Subject to alteration depending on student learning needs

  • Introductions and welcome - why are you here?
  • What do you know about writing for publication? - what journals are you familiar with?
  • What makes a good paper?
  • What do you need to help you be a successful published writer?
  • Personal action planning and evaluation


Why Not Workshop 2: Develop a Research Question

Purpose:
This workshop is relevant to anyone interested in undertaking an idea they have for research. The first point of any research is to identify a research question - getting that wrong is a recipe for disaster.... Having a good research question helps you to navigate the research process through to completion.

Outcome:
By the end of the workshop participants will have identified strategies and tools for helping to identify a clear, focused and realistic research question

Preparing for the workshop:
Come with ideas, inquisitiveness and a desire to learn

Workshop 2 Outline: Subject to alteration depending on student learning needs

  • Introductions and welcome - why am I here?
  • Exploring research ideas
  • How to get a research question together (tools and techniques)
  • Having a go and getting feedback
  • Personal action planning and evaluation


Workshop 3: Choose a research method

Purpose: This workshop aims to help all potential/actual researchers identify the most appropriate research approach to undertaking their research. How do you know what approach is the best fit with personal values, clinical assumptions and most importantly, in answering the research question.

Outcome:
At the end of the workshop participants will have a greater understanding of research paradigms

Preparing for the workshop:
It is recommended you attend the research question workshop prior to this one so that you have a better understanding of what you are hoping to achieve.

Workshop Outline 3: Subject to change

  • Introductions and welcome - what am I doing here?
  • What is your paradigm fit?
  • Qualitative and quantitative research approaches (paradigms)
  • Risks, strengths and benefits of a chosen approach
  • Action planning and evaluation of learning


Workshop 4: Write a research proposal, for ethics approval or research funding

Purpose:
The workshop will provide participants with a structured approach to writing a research proposal

Outcome:
By the end of the workshop participants will be well placed to complete a research proposal appropriate for purpose

Preparing for the workshop:
Preferably, you should have managed to attend the research question and methods workshops before signing up for this one, but if not, then just come with an idea, motivation and a commitment to succeed

Workshop 4 Outline: timings and content subject to alteration in response to learning needs of participants

  • Introductions and welcome
  • What purpose a proposal?
  • Gaining ethical approval - or gaining funding?
  • Help is at hand & being perdantic
  • Individual action planning and evaluation