Research Minutes

02-23-2019 14:32

For several years, I led the research curriculum for the family medicine program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Their projects were moving targets, progressing at various stages across the year.  Because I wanted to teach research concepts that were timely and matched to their projects' stage of progress, I developed one-pager research lessons, called Research Minutes.  In this way, I could slip them a quick lesson relevant to their immediate needs.  These Research Minutes address getting started, IRB, research design, simple statistics, posters, graphing, and writing and other topics.  Research Minutes are designed for research-naive audiences.

Author(s):Sandra K. Burge, Ph.D.
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Research Minute - 01. Getting Started   250 KB   1 version
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Having a topic of interest, finding a mentor, and READING. These are important things for getting started.
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Research Minute - 02. Research Roadmap   293 KB   1 version
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One day, a resident said, "I'd like to know the roadmap for doing research." so, I mapped out my process.
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Research Minute - 03. IRB   508 KB   1 version
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General concepts related to IRB applications. I always included a simple consent form on the back of this handout; you should include one that has been approved by your institution.
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Research Minute - 04. Research Design   347 KB   1 version
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This is the only Research Minute with 2 pages. On the front are Observational Designs; on the back are Intervention Designs.
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Research Minute - 05. Measurement   266 KB   1 version
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Categorical versus continuous measurement.
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Research Minute - 06. Sampling   190 KB   1 version
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Various types of sampling for quantitative as well as qualitative designs.
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Research Minute - .07. Research Bias   154 KB   1 version
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Research Minute - 10. Surveys   205 KB   1 version
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First tip - do not create your own survey! Find one in the research literature. But... if you are creating a survey, here are some tips.
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Research Minute - 11. Spreadsheets   248 KB   1 version
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I thank my colleague Robert Wood for this Research Minute. A statistician, he wants new researchers to avoid the "Spreadsheet from Hell!" Or, in more polite terms to avoid the "Nightmare Spreadsheet."
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Research Minute - 13. Writing Hypotheses   238 KB   1 version
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We found that many people are confused about how to write a hypothesis. It's important to know that research generally examines ASSOCIATIONS between TWO or more phenomena. The hypothesis is a prediction about those associations.
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Research Minute - 13ed. Writing Hypotheses for Education... Writing Hypotheses for Education Research   311 KB   1 version
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We found that many people are confused about how to write a hypothesis. It's important to know that research generally examines ASSOCIATIONS between TWO or more phenomena. The hypothesis is a prediction about those associations. This was designed specifically for educational research.
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Research Minute - 14. p-values and hypothesis testing   381 KB   1 version
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The language around hypothesis-testing really annoys me! It's all double-triple negatives ("fail to reject the null")... Hopefully, this Minute clarifies that language.
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Research Minute - 15. Statistics 101   217 KB   1 version
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This addresses descriptive statistics: means, medians, modes, standard deviations.
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Research Minute 16. Statistics 201, Chi Square   315 KB   1 version
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This is a quick lesson about Chi-square. This test measures group differences in prevalence/proportion. (example: how prevalent is depression in men, compared to women?)
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Research Minute - 17. Statistics 202, t-tests   364 KB   1 version
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This is a quick lesson about t-tests. This test examines group differences in mean scores or mean values. (example: is the average BMI higher in women or men?)
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Research Minute - 18. Statistics 203, correlations   242 KB   1 version
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This is a quick lesson about correlations. This test examines the association between two phenomena which have continuous measurements. (example: is physician burnout negatively correlated with resilience?)
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Research Minute - 20. Poster Submissions   234 KB   1 version
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This describes what-information-goes-where in a research poster submission. It also lists several Family Medicine society conferences and their approximate deadlines for submission.
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Research Minute - 21. Research Posters   251 KB   1 version
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This has 10 tips for creating a research poster, and a template for Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion.
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Research Minute - 22. Graphing Findings   630 KB   1 version
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This includes several ways to graph results, using Powerpoint graphs.
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Research Minute - 23. Writing Research.   156 KB   1 version
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I created this template for myself as a guide for writing a journal article. What-information-goes-where.
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Research Minute - 24. Submitting for publication   145 KB   1 version
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So, you write a manuscript. Then what happens? This describes the journal review process.

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03-05-2019 14:38

These are very helpful. Thank you for sharing!

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