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Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies - AAMC MERC

Event Type
Professional Development
Department of Health Sciences Education and Pathology, UICOMP
Sep 24, 2020   9:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Dr. Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD
Debby Tucker

In this workshop, participants will brainstorm research ideas, write, and refine a measurable research question. They will discuss when IRB approval is required for their study. The basics of research design will be discussed and applied to their selected research question. Participants will be able to:

  • Write a FINER (feasible, interesting, novel, ethical, relevant) educational research question
  • Specify an educational research area of interest
  • Evaluate whether they need IRB approval for their study
  • Select the correct design for their research question

This course is one of six courses that will be delivered to meet requirements for Medical Education Research Certificate through the AAMC. 

Presenter:  Dr. Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD

Dr. Jorie Colbert-Getz is the Assistant Dean for Education Quality Improvement at the University of Utah School of Medicine and holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine. Her overarching mission is to ensure assessments measure developmentally appropriate learning objectives/milestones. To that end, her research focuses on validity frameworks and other elements of assessment utility, survey design, and program evaluation.

CME is not availalbe for this session. 

Participants are encouraged to apply what is learned to medical education research project. MERC is a certificate program, to earn the certificate a participant must complete 6 sessions. 

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