Questions related to Health Services Research
The classroom Action Research (CAR) method is derived from the root action research. Because it occurs in the classroom frame, it is called CAR.
What are the main differences between case study and action research in qualitative research?
I want to learn your opinion on this subject.
VIRAL (Various Intervention using Reading Approach for the Love of) Reading Program towards Improved Reading Skills?
or how I can improve this title?
I am doing my research on the area of motivation and twice-exceptional students. It will be based at a middle school with a 2e program. I was thinking about the Academic Amotivation Inventory (AAI), but I can't find it. Please give links.
The question stated above is one of my questions for the proposed action research. Articles related to this topic are highly needed for the review of related literature.
Who is interested in co-authoring an article about the role of action research in improving the transition from educational plicy to implemetational spaces?
We have published several articles to strengthen the methodology of Action Research.
From those associated with doctoral programs (PhD, DBA, Ed.D., D.S.Sc, etc.), it would be useful to know whether or not Action Research is included in your curriculum.
If it is, details about what is taught and how is it taught would be greatly appreciated.
The pandemic has revealed how much the rest of the world has been left behind in terms of pharmaceutical/healthcare research. What models can you offer for kick-starting vibrant local financing of drug development in developing countries?
- I am used to work with research logs to monitor (and reflect on) the proceedings in longitudinal qualitative research as well as action research. As I used to work in small teams, a simple diary in excel, or onenote worked so far. As I am working with a more extensive team, I am looking for a template which is easy to use and has an obvious 'interface' (to stimulate use, and similar use).
1. How would you describe your overall experience in teaching action research?
2. What are the challenges that you have encountered in teaching the course?
3. Do you have suggestions on how the course could be better taught or delivered. Please describe.
I am teaching English as EFL and would like to carry on research in my field about language policy. Do you think that a mixed method will serve the purpose and needs of an action research?
Is it the logic behind Academic Health Centers? To integrate research to practice, to learn from practice, to educate practitioners, to perform action research. Kindly comment on our recent publication;
Hello everyone. I conducted a research with action research. I collected data with interviews, videos, recordings, documents and researcher diary during a year , 15 hours in a week. After collected my data, I analysed them. I found 74 codes for implementation stage (3 months data).
My question is, amount of 74 codes is too much? Is there any rule that amount of codes should be under 50?
Thank you in advance for sharing your ideas with me...
My research strategy is using a qualitative facilitative action research in an inductive approach, within a positivist tradition. To my best understanding, according to Oates (2006), and Tekin & Kotaman (2013), if a positivist researcher considers doing an action research, it is mostly feasible to do it in a quasi-experimental studies. However, this is somewhat incompatible to my approach. In line with my research strategy, Alvesson (2008) implied that an inductive qualitative research is possible within positivist tradition in general, but it has limitation when it comes to its measurablity and persistent critics against the independent rule.
We want to conduct a study on patient satisfaction with outpatient service (like satisfaction with appointment, with nurse, doctors and hospital facilities) in general hospitals. I will be appreciated if anyone can share a standard study questionnaire which was used in others studies?
I am currently writing my master thesis in the automotive industry. It is an Action Research and the aseembly capacity for a certain component needs to be increased. There are two options to do that:
1) expand an existing assembly line where currently a similar part is assembled
2) invest into a completly new assembly line
I can't find relevant case studies or papers regarding this or a similar topics. Only some standard procedures from the fundamental literature about production planning. Do you know similar cases or papers about that topic?
I am looking forward for your response. Thank you in advance.
I am currently doing my own AR for the final year project and am particularly interested in the experiments carried out and the scope/limitations. Thank you.
I am Doctor of Business Administration student. I am now revising my thesis draft to be submitted again to the second reviewer. My research was a qualitative case study that aimed at generating and impleneting actions to solve an actual workbased problem. I collected data from interviews and observations. Action research was a significant component of the study. I implemented Stringer (2013) approach to action research. This means that reflections, observations, and generating actions was pactived throughout the various stages of this study. I have initially referred to my study design / strategy as a qualitative case study. My question is: "what is the term that I should use to refer to the action reseach process that was conducted in this study". Is it another research strategy that I followed for this study? Or shall I refer to my study as a qualitative case study that incldued an action research component? I found some articles that referred to "action research case study". However, I am not sure f I can claim that my research is an action reseach cae study since it was not desinged as such from the begining. Please note that action research was not a data collection methodd in this study.
I am currently running an action research project investigating meta-cognitive strategies in writing composition for Year 4 children. I'm at the exploratory stage and working on the literature review. I would like to find work that's specific to writing composition and the self-monitoring processes, as well as any interventions other practitioners have created for this.
Along with a colleague I am seeking colleagues who have expertise in healthcare research in custodial settings. Our aim is to assemble chapters on a variety of research approaches for assessing health, healthcare and well being in prison and other custodial environments.
Would you be interested in writing such a chapter or do you know someone who would?
I would like to write an academic essay on Depression among youth using Participatory Action Research and its applicability in our country but I dont have the idea how to make my ideas flow. Im starting to build an outline but it seems lacking and disastrous. Do u have any idea what are the essential information and data to include so that my paper will be clear and convincing? You can also include suggests readings that I could review. I highly appreciate any form of help.
I will try to use action research as a research method in a public organization to understand and convey employee-driven innovation. Especially with regard to digital innovation. Anyone here who has experience with similar approach to study a public organization or experience with similar methodology towards a similar research area?
im working on an action research for our school but my proposal was returned for revisions...research questions are to be revised
Action research is when a researcher completely immerses herself/himself into the research environment, either in a certain industrial environment or in an education institute. The researcher then records their findings following ethnographic methodology about a certain phenomenon i.e. an educational process, practise or an industry problem.
Supporters of this methodology think it is a very effective way of collecting data and researching real-world problems. Hence, it is very important way of creating new theories/frameworks and furthering science.
Opponents think that action research lacks the required rigor of academic research because the results are limited to the environment on which the research project occurred, and cannot be generalised or repeated.
Would be great to have some insights from experienced academics here. What do you think about action research? Any ideas about making the balance between academic rigor and industrial problem solving?
if we analyzed a data from one setting collected via questionnaires, and found a gap in practice due to dissatisfaction and noncompliance, Then we thought of the possibilities of improving practice by meeting with stakeholders in the selected setting and ask them for possible solutions, then implement these solutions.
is this action research approach?
if no, what is the suitable design to conduct such research?
For my research methodology in qualitative research on 'Critical Reflective Practices' I am using both my reflective journal (action research) and interviews as data sources for research design. Can both (journal + interview = findings) be called mixed method or methodological triangulation? Please again consider following two points while answering:
1. I couldn't rely on my reflective journal as its not free from subjective biases and I didn't have a mentor or expert to share my reflection.
2. Interviews were conducted to further validate the research and to defy my subjective biases from reflective journal.
We have beendiscussing research. I would like to have partners on my current study on "Public and Private providers of maternal and child health care services."
This ia purely social science research that extends an arm to produce cutting-edge research in healthcare systems, capacity and management.
I am willing to share a draft with an interested partner.
I am asking for a student I'm mentoring. It's an action research project with a small sample of maybe 8-10 participants. If the student includes a likert attitude scale but is mostly focusing on qualitative data from and after a professional development intervention, what kind of design would it be?
Thank you in advance.
The ICD-11 is scheduled to be released June 2018 and Gaming disorder seems to be included.
- Will we get an overflow of new clients?
- Are clinicians prepaired?
Hi All! I was wondering if anyone can please suggest me a suitable journal for publishing a letter to the editor. This letter to the editor is a 2 pager. The topic it covers is a new concept of managing digital healthcare research data. This is not an extension of any already published article or work.
Thanks in advance!
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are accelerating the domain of activities along with tons of possibilities for a range of industries, including biomedical research and healthcare delivery.
But are we really gaining out of it or simply losing control of our own steering? Do we need to be cautious for avoiding any harmful or devastating consequence? What is/are your opinion and future predictions?
What are the inclusion and exclusion criteria?
What are the other methodologies of criticizing other authors work?
Could you please propose systematic review papers aimed to sustain the outcomes of patient care?
I will be conducting an action research in one of the schools at my place of working and my supervisor has asked me to validate my instruments before I can use them during the research process. I am seeking for others's help how can I validate my instruments, maybe with some samples of letters/templates to request for validation would be nice too.
I am currently doing an action research for vocabulary teaching. I am quite confused in setting the research questions for my study as I have decided to imply mixed methods design in data collection.
The action research project in the area of performance management has a mixed methodology approach and I have collected quan data using questionnaire from 34 supervisors and qual data using semi structured interview from 27 management team members.
In addition 41 of the above participants have also done a second phase of ranking variables in order of their preference.
My questions is what approach should I take to triangulate quan and qual data?
I have an assistant principal based in a local school keen to undertake an action research case study of the effectiveness of a newly launched professional learning community in his school as it seeks to implement some collaborative interventions to support students' learning, within a structure of shared/distributed leadership. I've made some suggestions of things that he could usefully be reading for his literature review, but I would appreciate the assistance of peers in identifying recent projects/articles that he might find useful to consult. Thanks in advance!
Hi,I have done some post doc research on an instrument I developed for my PhD. The research has not been published and is now really old as it was done in 2006. I had submitted it to Psychology and Health, Patient Education and Counselling, BMC Health Services Research and Complementary and Alternative Medicine, but it's been always rejected so far. The feedback made it stronger though - I still believe the data works out rather well (i.e. in line with the model) and the conclusions are ok, but probably more of interest to a particular niche group of people in my field.
Would you recommend I give up on the idea of publishing it in a peer reviewed journal or just keep going? I put the article on my page for public review - let me know if you think it is worthwhile to keep pushing. If you think there is value, which journal do you think would take it and not charge me any money for processing it? Thank you for your time!
Complications related to viral hepatitis, alcohol-related and non-alcoholic liver disease, are the main reason for seeking gastroenterologists and hepatologists advice. In addition, hepatocellular carcinoma often arise on the ground of hepatitis, representing the fifth most common cancer in men and the ninth in women. In 2015, the World Health Organization estimated that 325 million people were living with chronic hepatitis infections (hepatitis B or C) worldwide and that globally, 1.34 million people died of viral in 2015.
In front of this global health problem, gastroenterologists, hepatologists and hepato-biliary-pancreatic (HBP) surgeons, are daily involved in the clinical routine in taking difficult clinical decisions. As Sir William Osler quoted: “medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability” and no doctor returns home from a busy day at the hospital without the nagging feeling that some of his/her diagnoses may turn out to be wrong, or some treatments may not lead to the expected cure. Probability is a recurring theme in medical practice and the ability of dealing with risk and uncertainty can be elicited through a special kind of intelligence. In 2012, The UK psychologist Dylan Evans defined it as “risk-intelligence” that is "a special kind of intelligence for thinking about risk and uncertainty", at the core of which is the ability to estimate probabilities accurately.
Consequently, doctors are routinely asked to make predictions, and their predictions would lead to a consistent payoff when regarding a patient’s life. At the basis of “wise” medical decisions, physician’s experience surely plays a vital role. However, doctors can assume that their competency in a given area can be significantly higher than it really is. Such illusory superiority, is described as the Dunning – Kruger effect, a meta-cognitive bias leading to a discrepancy between the way people actually perform and the way they perceive their own performance level. The concept of “risk-intelligence” relies on the confidence that each subject has with their own knowledge, thus returning accurate probability estimates, and a “wise” doctor should be aware that he/she do not known, thus, returning high risk-intelligence.
To date, little is known about risk-intelligence and the Dunning – Kruger effect between doctors, and, especially, among hepatologists, a specialty strongly involved in important clinical decisions. With this aim we conducted a survey to test how risk-intelligence affects medical decision making in this particular clinical setting and whether the Dunning – Kruger bias can effectively affect these physicians.
If you are a gastroenterologist, hepatologist or HBP surgeon please help us in investigate this issue by completing the following survey:
We welcome MPH students in Sweden and outside Sweden using SAGE, SAGE-INDEPTH, SAGE-HIV WOPS, or any data sets to engage on this project - add yourself as a contributor, and contribute to the discussions here. Use this as a portal to ask questions, raise issues with data and analyses, and engage with other data users.
Is anyone has an idea or observation on the topic? As Transfusion Medicine is a developing branch and lot of work has to be done. These are so many sophisticated terminologies have been prevailing like immuno-sensitization (TRIS), Alloimmunization, Immunomodulation (TRIM), unknown and so on. Are these complications leads to reduce the life span of a person?
I'm currently working on a clinical research project to determine the difference between administration of colonoscopies in rural and urban areas. Our hypothesis is that in rural areas general surgeons perform the majority of procedures as compared to other physican specialties. To determine this, we are using the NAMCS data (National Ambulatory Health Care Survey data) published for the public by the CDC.
I have very little statistical background, but I managed to isolate the variables of interest from the data, which is in the table below. The objective is to determine the relationship between physical specialty (SPECR) and rural/urban area (MSA). The excel file also explains what the variables signify.
I've never run a logistic regression before, but is that the right approach here? I want to be able to show that a general surgeon in an urban area performs x% of urban colonoscopies while a general surgeon in a rural area performs y% of rural colonoscopies.
Does anyone have any helpful resources, or could anyone help me with the program I should run in SAS to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm feeling a little lost; I have all my data but I don't know how to manipulate it.
I am a postdoc at SAHMRI interested in improving side effect management in people undergoing cancer treatment. It would be really interesting to look at disparities in indigenous and non indigenous cohorts with regards to the incidence and management of side effects, access to supportive care, impact on life etc.
Pre-analytical blood sample haemolysis is a subject that's well researched. As much as it's known that haemolysis could be physiological (in vivo), evidence does show mechanical (in vitro) haemolysis is high but could be prevented in most cases through proper sample collection, handling and transportation. Despite the available evidence that's including systematic review, why are we still failing to reduce pre-analytical rate to the acceptable benchmark of 2% or below?
In my opinion the main types of costs that should be determined include: productivity costs, medical costs, quality of life losses and administration and insurance costs.
our research objectives is to find if the presence of appropriate healthcare services in schools and health personnel who provide it
we have collected our data contacting 40 random schools ( private,governmental) of all levels. asking about presence of healthcare equipments and the provider of care, number of incidence and how they managed it !
we thought of using chi-square test but the sample size is small , is there any other appropriate test we can use ?
I am working on a similar project for elder care facilities, and plan to specify criteria and methods of measurements for these attributes.
I need some help. I am trying to make some assumptions about the Primary care cost for older women with primary breast cancer, since I did not get the data. I am wondering if you have any idea about the frequency of GP visit of breast cancer who are followed in the primary care?and if there is a cost for prescribing the drug in the primary care. What about other resources incurred in the primary care, i.e nurse visit? Does GP cost include the cost of prescribing the drug? Many thanks
Will they use queuing theory for analysis?
Recently, in our hospital, a local investigator asked us for a study that sought to identify points of congestion in the flow of patients to the intensive care unit, that is, to identify waiting times in each of the intervening instances. Theory of queues proposed by Erlang. The distribution of contracting for the outputs did not behave like an exponential, do you think it is a mistake to use this distribution to hire the expenditures?
I would like to be able to open my window to ventilate without been bothered by mosquitoes. What kind of system could I used, preferably integrated and discreet, instead of a classical mosquito net ?
I am trying to study the effect of a policy that is implemented with different timing in different countries all belonging to my sample. To be clear, this policy is implemented in Malawi in 1994, in Kenya in 2003 and so on.
I was thinking about using a Diff-in-Diff approach using the difference before/after the year of the treatment and full/partial exposure to the treatment (because there is an age eligibility requirement), but how to specify the fact that there should be different time dummies (before/after type)?
My concentration is on the severity or over managing vs. indifference, training of supervisors, the dilemma of having your administrative superior as clinical supervisor.
There is a wealth of research and information in relation to waste medication in primary care but appears to be limited when related to secondary care (hospitals). I am interested in how health professionals view medication waste and the impact this has upon health services. Additionally I wish to look at the root causes of medication waste within secondary care.
Any experience of undertaking such research would be welcomed.
for testing customer experiences in Public and Private hospital care: I am in bit confusion with the validation to use the tool for the research in between the EXQ and other tools HCSQ, PubHosQual, CX, CXQ, PAD Model, PADPoM, EXQUAL, E-S- Qual etc. could you please suggest me how can i clear my understanding?
in our hospital we notice increasing of cases of unknown primary of cancer so we want to enhancing follow up by joineres and health workers
I'm trying to find any research on the percentage of patients who search for information on the Internet, but DO NOT report their findings to their doctors. I have a figure of 65% from a few years back, but I don't have the reference :-(. If anyone can help me, that would be much appreciated.