Evidence-based practice (EBP) is foundational for delivering safe and effective health care in contemporary society. As professionals, we strive for EBP and as community constituents, we expect it from our health care providers. Good evidence-based practice is the transference of rigorous research evidence to clinical practice.
But, what is rigorous research, and how can we differentiate between good research and the plethora of studies published?
Come along to this session to find out how to read research papers and pick the best of the bunch. Our presenters will provide an overview of the core characteristics of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. They will demonstrate structured processes for critically analysing the content of research papers and will include the practical application of research reviewing techniques. By the end of the session, you will be able to read a journal article and detect issues of reliability, rigour and relevance.
About the presenters
Dr Ruth Newby is a medical scientist and a member of the academic staff at USC Fraser Coast, teaching Biomedical Sciences into Nursing. Her research in the field of public health nutrition for the first thousand days of life is primarily quantitative, and uses longitudinal cohort studies and survey methodology. Ruth's research has been published internationally in clinical nutrition, midwifery and paediatrics literature.
Julie Martyn is a senior lecturer with USC Fraser Coast who is currently teaching the nursing research course. Julie's PhD research was a qualitative study into the medication administration practices of registered nurses. Julie's international publications can be found in Nurse Education Today and the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.
The Fraser Coast Health Professionals: Local Education and Research Nexus (FCHP:LEARN) facilitates fortnightly workshops at USC Fraser Coast.
This session is $35 for members of the public and $10 for students. Registrations can be made online via USC online payments.