PHM Focus

Schedule at a Glance

Research 101: Understanding the Research Process and Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Primary Leader:
Ann Andrews

Ann Andrews
Samir Shah
Lilliam Ambroggio

Objective 1:
Transform a clinical observation or problem into a high-quality research question

Objective 2:
Acquire knowledge of the research process and discuss the key components necessary for getting started

Objective 3:
Recognize common barriers and identify solutions to successfully completing your project

This highly interactive workshop is the first installment of a research skills series sponsored by PRIS, and is targeted toward those new to research, regardless of level of training, practice setting, or resources. Participants will gain a better understanding of the research process, including key elements essential for successful planning and completion of a project. Participants will work in small groups facilitated by experienced research mentors to construct a high-quality research question and develop an appropriate study design. Results will be shared with the larger group for discussion and feedback. The session will continue with a discussion of practical considerations and solutions to common challenges when getting started in research, and end with an opportunity for participants to network with future collaborators. Core topics include: mentorship and collaboration; study design and data management; human subject protection; institutional resources; and funding.