Finding Great Research Questions in Pandemics and Other Crises: An Introduction for Family Medicine Researchers

This module is the first step in a series of modules within the FM Pivot initiative. We aim to inspire and assist global family physicians and primary care practitioners (particularly those who are community based and in LMICs) as they develop their research literacy and implement research strategies in their local contexts when confronted with emergency situations such as the 2020/21 COVID pandemic.

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Welcome!
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Module Overview
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The Critical Role of Family Medicine Research in Times of Crisis
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Pre-Assessment Questionnaire
6 questions
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Part 1: Family Medicine Research in the Midst of Crisis: A Primer
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Self Learning Exercise 1
2 questions
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The importance of producing research during global health emergencies: Examples from COVID-19
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Self Learning Exercise 2
5 questions
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Steps and pathways of designing a research project
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Self-Learning Exercise 3
2 questions
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Part 2: Capturing Great Research Questions in the Midst of Crisis
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Tips for building your research question
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Case Discussion
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Self-Learning Exercise 4
3 questions
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Let’s compare your answers to some of our suggestions
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Self-Learning Exercise 5
1 question
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Turning Questions Into Hypotheses
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Self-Learning Exercise 6
1 question
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Part 2: Wrap-Up (and Bonus Features!)
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Part 3: Critical Appraisal Skills for Your Literature Review
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Appraising a Qualitative Study
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Appraising an RCT
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Reflections, Additional Checklists and Other Resources
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Final Comments/Post Assessment
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Post-Assessment Questionnaire
7 questions
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Module Evaluation
Enrolled: 98 students
Lectures: 18