About the course
This short course is aimed at clinicians - AHP, nurses, doctors and dentists - who would like to take that first step towards doing some research.
Practical exercises using the University’s computer labs, supervised by professors with long track records of developing practice-based research, this course will give you the tools you need to begin developing and carrying out research in your clinical area.
Searching the literature: developing your research question and planning a literature search.
Understanding statistics: getting to grips with the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics.
Writing a protocol
Introduction to ethics
Using and developing a questionnaire: content, question style, pilots, and response rates.
Getting research funding: interactive exercise to understand and appreciate processes and factors involved in obtaining grants for funding research.
Disseminating your research: clear writing and preparing to present at a conference.
You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries
Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
Monday–Thursday 8:30–17:00, Friday 8:30–16:30.