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 (10 May, 13 May, 16 May, 21 May) 

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

Zip code: 
9220

City: 
Aalborg 

Number of seats:

Deadline: 19 April

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

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: 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Description: 

The use of qualitative research and data within the health sciences has been increasing over
the last 20 years. Either as the main source of data, or as part of a mixed methods design
where qualitative and quantitative studies supplement each other. This course will provide
participants´ with basis competences in designing a qualitative study and experiences on
benefits and limitations when using qualitative methods within the health sciences. The
specific focus will be on designing the study, choosing appropriate methods, collecting data and finally analyzing the data.

The detailed agenda of the course will be provided on the course web site.

The course will be a three and a half day course and the main topics will include:

      • What characterises qualitative research and why should you choose a qualitative approach
      • Introduction to different qualitative methods and their possibilities and limitations when used within the health sciences
      • Introduction to analytical strategies
      •    How to work with and analyse ethical implications in qualitative research

Literature: Selected papers and book chapters will be announced to the participants in appropriate time before the course.

 

Prerequisites: The course targets PhD students working within the areas of health science, who are planning to conduct qualitative research as part of their PhD.

 

Evaluation: Will be announced in appropriate time before the course.

Organizer: Associate Professor Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University.

Lecturers: Associate Professor Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Associate Professor Anna Marie Balling Høstgaard, Associate Professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen and Professor Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt

ECTS: 3

Time: 23-26 April 2019

Place: 23, 25 and 26 April: Niels Jernes Vej 12A, room 5-006
24 April: Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 3-119

Zip code:
9220

City:
Aalborg Ø

Number of seats:

Deadline: 1 April 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.