Michael Crowe

Michael Crowe
James Cook University · College of Healthcare Sciences; School of Business Law and Governance

PhD

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Introduction
I work as a part-time researcher at James Cook University. I lecture and tutor in research methods, marketing and management. I have a Master of Biostatistics and I was awarded a PhD for the design and evaluation of a critical appraisal tool for qualitative and quantitative health research (Crowe Critical Appraisal Tool or CCAT). I have extensive experience in IT management, project management, and IT and research consultancy.
Additional affiliations
December 2012 - present
University of South Australia
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Practical design for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (DisabilityCare)
January 2010 - December 2012
James Cook University Brisbane
Education
June 2008 - June 2011
James Cook University
Field of study
  • The design and evaluation of a critical appraisal tool for qualitative and quantitative health research
October 1994 - June 1996
National University of Ireland, Galway
Field of study
  • Master of Information Technology
October 1989 - June 1993
Trinity College Dublin
Field of study
  • Marketing and management

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Publications (18)
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To evaluate critical appraisal tools (CATs) that have been through a peer-reviewed development process with the aim of analyzing well-designed, documented, and researched CATs that could be used to develop a comprehensive CAT. A critical review of the development of CATs was undertaken. Of the 44 CATs reviewed, 25 (57%) were applicable to more than...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the concurrent validity and reliability of the Simple Goniometer (SG) iPhone® app compared to the Universal Goniometer (UG). Design: Within subject comparison design comparing the UG with the SG app. Setting: James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Participants: Thirty-six vol...
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In systematic reviews, evidence-based practice and journal clubs critical appraisal tools are used to rate research papers. However, little evidence exists on whether the critical appraisal tool, subject matter knowledge or research design knowledge affect the appraisal of research papers. A match paired randomised trial was conducted in August/Sep...
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To examine the reliability of scores obtained from a proposed critical appraisal tool (CAT). Based on a random sample of 24 health-related research papers, the scores from the proposed CAT were examined using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs), generalizability theory, and participants' feedback. The ICC for all research papers was 0.83 (co...
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Many critical appraisal tools (CATs) exist for which there is little or no information on development of the CAT, evaluation of validity, or testing reliability. The proposed CAT was developed based on a number of other CATs, general research methods theory, and reporting guidelines but requires further study to determine its effectiveness. To esta...
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A user-led organisation (ULO) may be defined as an organisation that is run and controlled by the people who use the services provided by that organisation. ULOs provide services to their members, such as information, advice, support, treatment and training. ULOs may also be involved in advocacy, influencing local service provision, government poli...
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To review the available literature regarding skills and competencies gained by junior doctors in rural and regional general practice placements and their alignment with the Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors (ACFJD). A comprehensive literature review using a three-phase process. Articles were initially identified from database searc...
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Participatory action research (PAR) can be used in the health professions to redefine their roles. This study investigated a small health professional group, the members of The Chiropractic Association Singapore (TCAS) by using a PAR method; insights into self-regulation of a health profession were gained. A qualitative process using a theory-build...
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The mind maps represent the authors’ concept of research methods at this time. The major aspects, rather than a complete picture, of research methods are illustrated in seven distinct areas: research problem, research design, sampling techniques, ethical matters, data collection, data analysis, and report findings. Brief descriptions explain the mi...
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The qualitative/quantitative divide has been extensively debated in social science and educational research. However, health researchers are still bound by traditional distinctions between qualitative and quantitative research. This paper argues that although these distinctions were valid at the turn of the twentieth century, they no-longer hold tr...
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The experience of returning to physiotherapy practice needs to be understood from the perspective of those who have returned to practice, those thinking of returning, and clinical supervisors who have worked with people that have returned to practice. A qualitative methodology using an interpretivist theoretical framework was utilised. Participants...
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We explored the key criteria to determine the need for re-entry training and how training programs should be constructed and delivered. Using a qualitative study in an interpretivist theoretical framework, the following participants were interviewed: Australian physiotherapists who have or are planning to re-enter the workforce or re-register as ph...
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Objectives: A narrative literature review is developed using international research to describe requirements and programmes for re-registration and re-entry internationally using the example of physiotherapists. Methods: Literature was sourced from databases including MEDLINE, Cochrane, PEDro, PubMed and CINAHL, from 1970 to date. Key search terms...

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Is the physiotherapy availability index valid and reliable