PACER Workshops

PACER workshops are interactive and practical, and designed to equip participants with knowledge and skills on methods and topics related to patient-centred research.

Upcoming workshops


Conducting and publishing qualitative health research**


Time and Date: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday 11th October 2019
Venue: Seminar Room, Kids Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead NSW 2145
Facilitators: Prof Allison Tong, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Registration: Full
**Please note that this workshop is a repeat of our previous introductory workshop on Friday 10th May 2019


Workshop objectives:

– understand the purpose of qualitative research
– compare key differences between qualitative and quantitative research
– gain knowledge of the common methodologies used in qualitative health research
– understand the design of qualitative studies (including participant selection)
– gain skills in common methods and techniques of data collection (interviews, focus groups)
– gain knowledge in the methods and techniques of data analysis
– appraise a qualitative study
– learn how to report and publish qualitative studies in biomedical journals

 

Introduction to systematic reviews of qualitative studies

Time and Date: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday 15th October 2019
Venue: Seminar Room, Kids Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead NSW 2145
Facilitators: Prof Allison Tong and Dr David Tunnicliffe, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Registration: Open ($160 standard registration, $80 student registration, $40 consumer registration – includes materials and catering)

Workshop objectives:
– introduce systematic reviews and synthesis of qualitative studies
– gain skills in developing a protocol
– understand the principles in searching for and screening of qualitative studies
– gain knowledge of the approaches to appraising qualitative studies
– understand the different methodologies and methods used in the synthesis of qualitative studies
– gain skills in thematic synthesis
– discuss rigour in systematic reviews of qualitative studies
– learn how to report systematic reviews of qualitative studies

Past workshops


Conducting and publishing qualitative health research

Time and Date: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Friday 10th May 2019
Venue: Seminar Room, Kids Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead NSW 2145
Facilitators: Prof Allison Tong and Talia Gutman, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

Workshop objectives:
– understand the purpose of qualitative research
– compare key differences between qualitative and quantitative research
– gain knowledge of the common methodologies used in qualitative health research
– understand the design of qualitative studies (including participant selection)
– gain skills in common methods and techniques of data collection (interviews, focus groups)
– gain knowledge in the methods and techniques of data analysis
– appraise a qualitative study
– learn how to report and publish qualitative studies in biomedical journals

 

 

 

 


Consumer involvement in health research

Involving patients in research can help to align research with the goals, priorities and values of patients, and thereby maximise the value and impact of the evidence generated on practice and policy. Increasingly, funders, journals, and policy makers are “mandating” patient involvement. This workshop – co-designed and co-facilitated by patients and researchers – will provide an overview of the principles and strategies for involving consumers in a meaningful and impactful way.


Time and Date: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Wednesday 14th August 2019
Venue: Seminar Room, Kids Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead NSW 2145
Facilitators: Talia Gutman, Nicki Scholes-Robertson and Prof Allison Tong; Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney


The objectives of this one day practical workshop are to:

– understand the need for consumer involvement in research
– recognise what is (and is not) consumer involvement
– compare levels/approaches of consumer involvement
– outline considerations for identifying and selecting consumers to be involved in research
– gain knowledge and understanding of potential consumer roles across the research cycle, including: in setting the research agenda and questions; in design (e.g. interventions, recruitment, selection of outcomes); and in dissemination and implementation of research
– discuss the practical considerations for working with consumers
– learn how to report and evaluate consumer involvement
– discuss how to address consumer involvement in grant applications and journals