C163 - An Introduction to Research in Medical Education

Event Time: Wednesday April 26, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Research Methodology, Education, and History
Director(s): Stuart Lubarsky MD
Description: Research in medical education is a dynamic, rapidly growing field of inquiry that aims to investigate and inform all aspects of teaching, learning, assessment, clinical performance, and patient care in medicine. Informed by disciplines as diverse as education, psychology, sociology, epidemiology, statistics, measurement, anthropology, rhetoric, and knowledge translation, it is a domain of scholarship whose findings are currently disseminated through numerous journals, texts, and academic conferences. The goal of this colloquium is to explore the process of transforming ideas and problems drawn from medical education contexts and experiences into researchable questions, of situating these ideas and problems within a conceptual or theoretical framework, and of choosing a research approach (quantitative or qualitative) that is most appropriate to the purpose of the study.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to: Describe the purposes of medical education research; transform an idea or problem in medical education into a researchable question; situate ideas and problems in medical education within appropriate theoretical or conceptual frameworks; and select the appropriate research methodology (qualitative or quantitative) for addressing ideas and problems in medical education.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice

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