Online Course: Interpreting a Qualitative Research Paper
Have the confidence to critically appraise a qualitative research article
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How confident are you in the truth of the findings of a particular study? To answer this question we need to interpret the results and findings of the study. In this course, you will learn how to interpret a qualitative research paper to determine the transferability and credibility of the results.
The course aims to discuss the CASP checklist that prompts the reader to reflect on different aspects of a research paper for its critical appraisal
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- list 6 characteristics of qualitative research
- define 5 techniques of imposing rigor onto qualitative research
- utilise the CASP checklist in interpreting qualitative research studies
Great course for writing a clinical paper or a thesis
Sulola Silifat Taiwo
This is an excellent course that is strongly recommended for all health care professionals.
I will definitely revisit the video and get other physios at my practice to do this course!