This 3-hour workshop is directed at novice researchers who are in the early stages of planning a research project. The course offers practical advice on collecting data, ensuring its accuracy and quality and planning its management including the proposed analysis. Attendees are invited to describe their own projects so the workshop content can be tailored to their needs. Sources of data are described with examples drawn from the facilitator’s own experiences. At the end of the workshop those attending should be able to:
- Decide what data items are needed and where they can be obtained
- Be familiar with different sources of data (with examples)
- Critically appraise data sources
- Decide what type of data will be collected
- Prepare a data protocol
- Be familiar with the steps in managing data
- Be familiar with the steps in planning the data analysis.
Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email firstname.lastname@example.org).