SCHARR Learn from Experts: New Professional Learning Programme, Autumn - Winter 2023

We are pleased to announce our autumn-winter programme of online short courses from September to December 2023

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Evidence Synthesis of Qualitative Research in Europe (ESQUIRE)

13 - 21 September 2023 (one full day and three half days)

This course will take participants through the stages of defining and exploring scope, conducting the literature searches, quality assessing studies for inclusion, synthesising data, and writing up and presenting the product of the synthesis. Participants will be provided with practical experience of key stages in the review process.

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How to Quickly Synthesise Research

17 - 18 October 2023 (two half days)

This course will introduce participants to the concept of research synthesis and explore simple ways to rapidly bring evidence together to inform decision making. During the day we will undertake a search for high quality evidence to answer a clinical question. We will then look at ways of identifying the findings/key themes from the research and present various methods/tools to quickly bring the results together to form a useful overview of the evidence quickly and effectively.

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Real-World Evaluation: Ten Key Principles for Evaluating Complex Health and Social Interventions

23 - 24 October 2023

The course is primarily focused on evaluations in complex ‘real-world’ situations, in which the evaluator has limited control over the intervention or context, and traditional experimental methods are inappropriate. It aims to introduce ten key principles for evaluation of complex interventions, and how to apply these in health and social care settings. During this course, time will be allocated for structured, small group study to reflect on experiences and to begin to design an evaluation proposal in line with the nature of your specific needs.

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Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis

14 - 23 November 2023 (over four half/full days) 

The aim of this popular course is to provide participants with an understanding of the processes and methods for conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis in health care. Newly updated for 2023, the course will include tips and techniques for managing the systematic review process efficiently.

Sessions will be delivered by SCHARR staff experienced in systematic review methods and health technology assessment. The course will be interactive and practical, with delivery of sessions based on lectures and individual and small group practical exercises.

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Qualitative Research Methods: Part 1: An Introduction to the Diversity of Qualitative Research Methods

4 December 2023

Part one of this course is focused on the overarching methodology that governs qualitative research from design to data collection, data analysis and reporting of findings. It will introduce a wide range of popular qualitative research methods, comparing their basic philosophies and principles.

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Qualitative Research Methods: Part 2: Advanced Theory and Practice

5 December 2023

Part two focuses on a deeper understanding of four qualitative research methods that explore experiential, practical and situated knowledge grounded in personal and shared experiences and pragmatic philosophies: Narrative approaches, ethnomethodology/conversation analysis, realist research and experiential evaluation.

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