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4th May 2018

Why the research question is so important

A research question is a sentence that defines what you will examine, within which population, and what the outcome of interest will be. Defining a clear research question is the first and most important part of the project. Though it sounds simple, writing a research question is tricky even for experienced researchers. This video will […]

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3rd May 2018

Why you might want to enrol in a degree

Undertaking higher degree research (Masters or PhD) is great a way of acquiring research training and qualifications while continuing to work in a clinical position. In this video, clinicians who are in the process of completing higher degree research talk about why they began their degree, what training it has afforded them, and their experiences […]

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3rd May 2018

How do I fit research in my clinical work?

For clinicians who are interested in conducting research, finding the time and space for research within a clinical role is a key concern. In this video, clinicians who have successfully balanced research with clinical commitments demonstrate that it is possible to add research to a busy clinical load, and share how they did it.

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3rd May 2018

Statistical support available

Clinicians who have not undertaken formal training in research are often very worried about how they will conduct their statistical analyses. In South Western Sydney Local Health District, there are statisticians who are available to support you in designing studies with appropriate methods and sufficient power to answer your research questions, and to support you […]

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3rd May 2018

Conducting clinical trials in SWSLHD

Clinical trials are a gold-standard for research examining new healthcare interventions. Clinicians are often daunted by the prospect of conducting a clinical trial because there exist specific guidelines around how they should be conducted. However, the fact that there are guidelines around conducting clinical trials means that the process is clearly laid out for you, […]

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3rd May 2018

Top tips for conducting a survey

Surveys are often considered to be ‘easy’ ways to collect data for research purposes. However, conducting a survey well requires good preparation and careful consideration about the population you wish to include. In this video, clinicians share their tips for conducting a surveys in a way that is likely to engage participants, and provide you […]

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3rd May 2018

Successful engagement with diverse communities

Recruitment often presents as a stumbling block for clinicians wishing to undertake research within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, particularly where clinicians themselves come from a different background. Cultural sensitivity—genuine and tangible awareness and respect for members of the community, their beliefs and customs—is essential to successful engagement with CALD communities. In this video, […]

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3rd May 2018

Engaging with diverse communities

Many clinicians recognise the importance of developing research questions around assessing and improving healthcare within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, and in including CALD communities within broader research studies. However many clinicians struggle with knowing where to begin: how to identify the key issues facing CALD communities, how to access those populations and invite […]

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3rd May 2018

The importance of involving diverse populations in research

South Western Sydney Local Health District is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) in the world, yet most of the research on which we base our everyday clinical practice examines populations that do not reflect this diversity. A key priority for research in the district is to create a clinical evidence-base that […]

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3rd May 2018

The clinician research journey

How do you take something you see in your clinical practice and turn it into a research project? This video shares one clinician’s experience doing just that. Nicole Blay speaks to her journey in deriving a research question from observations of every day practice within a hospital, and in seeking out and collating clinical data […]

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