Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2012

Research on a Shoestring: Can you Really do Research with Limited Funding?
Robert Dudas, Shawn Ralston
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will be able to articulate/compose an answerable research question that could feasibly be conducted with a limited budget/resources
  2. Participants will be able to consider creative solutions to performing research which could potentially mitigate the need for traditional funding sources
  3. Participants will be able to identify sources of faculty development which would aid in their personal development as researchers
  4. Participants will be able to list the major roles of the Institutional Review Board in the research process

This workshop is intended to provide an introductory look at research and scholarly activity for busy clinical hospitalists. The focus includes but is not limited to research in community hospitals and smaller scale academic settings. Participants will see examples of clinical research, quality improvement and education which were done with limited or no funding and published in peer-reviewed journals. Next, attendess will explore the principle of measurement as a defining dimension of research. Participants will be asked to come prepared to discuss their ideas for projects in clinical research, education or quality improvement at their home site. Attendees will then workshop their own ideas with a goal of crafting a doable project specific to their particular practice setting. The workshop will end with a discussion about potential sources of small grants and methods to develop research skills.




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