Description: 

Over the last decades, involvement of the public in research has attracted increasing political and scientific interest in especially the Anglo-Saxion countries. In England, for instance, it is argued at a political and policy level, that Public involvement in research is founded on the core principle that people who are affected by research have a right to have a say in what and how research is undertaken.


In Denmark, patients have a high degree of willingness to participate in clinical trials and studies of user perspectives on care, but involvement of patients in research is yet at an early state. An increasing attention from both health researchers and research foundations is however seen, and along with this, many questions related to the potentials but also challenges related to this approach has arisen.

This workshop will explore the evidence suggesting that patient involvement has potential to enhance the quality and appropriateness of research and open for discussions of when, where and why patient involvement in research has its benefits and limitations. It will allow researcher to exchange opinions, ideas and experiences with patient involvement and provide specific methods and suggestions on how to get started, including the development of patient-focused research objectives, development of patient-relevant research questions, development of patient-friendly information, questionnaires and interview schedules, appropriate recruitment strategies and involvement of patients in the interpretation of data and dissemination of study results.

 

Participants

This workshop will bring together senior and junior researchers in different research fields – quantitative as well as qualitative - with a shared interest for patient participation in research to discuss the potentials, challenges and experiences related to designing and conducting research inspired by or based on this approach.

 

Prerequisites

None

 

Literature

Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters

 

Evaluation

Active participation and poster presentation



Organizer: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; e-mail: co@hst.aau.dk in cooperation with associate professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen, and associate professor Anna Maria Balling Høstgaard

Lecturers: International experts (plenum lectures). Researchers with experiences from studies including various levels of patient participations in research (parallel sessions)

ECTS: 1,6

Time: 2 full days in autumn 2019. TBA

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code:

City:
Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline:

Description: 

This course will focus on the use of survey design and questionnaires in health science and give participants an understanding of strengths and limitations of survey as a study design and the research questions that surveys can and cannot answer.

 

The choice of study population, sampling and data collection will be discussed as well as the advantages and disadvantages of use of foreign language, standardized, previously validated, or self-constructed questionnaires here by qualifying participants to think critical and make well-founded methodological and ethical decision in their own study. Furthermore, participants will learn how to construct a questionnaire with high validity and reliability, focusing on both the writing of clear and unbiased questions and the choice of suitable options for answering as well as different types of measurement scales. Last but not least, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of thorough testing of questionnaires and of quantitative as well as qualitative methods for this purpose.

 

During the course, lectures and discussions will be mixed with group work and individual exercises, allowing participants to develop, test and discuss questionnaire questions and measurement scales relevant to their own study.

 

Prerequisites

None

 

Literature

Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters

 

Evaluation

Active participation and completion of course exercises



Organizer: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; e-mail: co@hst.aau.dk


Lecturers: Associate professor Henrik Bøggild, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard


ECTS: 3

Time: 4 days (Friday 10.5, Monday 13.5., Thursday 16.5, Tuesday 21.5)

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 12A, room 5-006

Zip code:
9220

City:
Aalborg

Number of seats:

Deadline: