Tools for new researchers and those who wish to improve their research knowledge.

We have developed a research toolkit that provides practical tools for new researchers and those who wish to improve their research knowledge. Learn about the differences between research, quality improvement and evaluation.

Research process overview

Formulating a research question

  • A step-by-step guide to developing a concise research question.
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  • PICO can be used to help you develop your clinical question and formulate an appropriate strategy for researching your topic.
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  • Use these planning worksheet to help formulate your research question.
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Capacity building and collaboration

  • Guide to help researchers navigate the territory associated with building a team either on their own or at the request of someone in their organization.
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  • Establishing and maintaining an effective collaborative research team.
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Literature review and appraisal of evidence

  • Learn advanced search skills to support you with your research.
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  • Writing a literature review and using a synthesis matrix.
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Tools for evaluating evidence

Research methodology

Proposal development

Research grants

  • Information on how to successfully compete in a peer-reviewed grant application competition.
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Ethical considerations

Study management

Collect and analyze data

SPSS

  • Guide to using SPSS.
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    Updated 23/06/2018

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