Science Network TV developed by Ronny Gunnarsson from our partner James Cook University and endorsed by MIRI is an excellent starting point for novice researchers and has a great overview of all stages of the research process.
Further links and resources
If you are yet to find what you need on Science Network TV, please refer to the relevant section below for more useful links and resources.
Our friends at Collaborative for Allied Health Research, Learning and Innovation (CAHRLI) deliver a range of Seminars and Videos across a broad range of areas.
Resources to support the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care and to integrate individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research.
- Videos: Australian National University
- Tutorial: Duke University Medical Centre
- Website: Bond University Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice
- Website: University of Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
- Website: The George Institute for Global Health Centre of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy
- Website: University of South Australia International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Website: University of Canberra Evidence-Based Practice in Health
Resources to support developing a research question, which is the fundamental core of a research project, study, or review of literature. Research questions focus the study, determine the methodology, and guide all stages of inquiry, analysis, and reporting.
Resources to support comprehensive literature searching, developing key search terms in order to identify the comprehensive literature about a topic and learn about key trends and gaps in particular subject areas; and to assess the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published papers so that you can decide if they are valid forms of evidence.
Resources to support the appraisal and synthesis of primary research papers using a rigorous and clearly documented methodology in both the search strategy and the selection of studies.
- Interactive modules: Cochrane Interactive Learning: Conducting an Intervention Review
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- Website: PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews
Resources to support the development of a research design, protocol and overall strategy to integrate the different components of the study in a coherent and logical way, thereby, ensuring you will effectively address the research problem. Research design constitutes the blueprint for the collection, measurement, and analysis of research data.
- Toolkit: Consort Statement Checklist for Clinical Trials
- Toolkit: Consort Statement for Randomised Pilot and Feasibility Trials
- Toolkit: STROBE Statement Checklists – Observational Studies
- Website: Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials (SPIRIT)
- Website: University of Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine Article on study design
- Website: George Washington University Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library Study Design 101 tutorial
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- Article: Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ): Checklist
- Online tool: Australian National Statistical Service sample size calculator
- Online tool: G*Power: Statistical Power Analyses
- Online tool: PS Power and Sample Size Calculation
- Website: SurveyMonkey
- Article: American Journal of Epidemiology article ‘Ethics & Sample Size’, Bacchetti et al. (2005)
Resources to support you through the institutional processes that ensure all research conducted within the authorising institution is appropriately governed.
Resources to support the undertaking of any research studies that prospectively assign human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes.
- E-learning modules: National Health and Medical Research Council – Clinical Trials
- Website: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry Frequently Asked Questions
- Website: For researchers – Australian Clinical Trials
- Website: ICMJE on Clinical Trials Registration – Frequently Asked Questions
- Website: Clinical trials – Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
Resources to support data management (the planning, collecting, organising, managing, storage, security, backing up, preserving, and sharing of research data); as well as data analysis (the process of systematically applying statistical and/or logical techniques to describe and illustrate, condense and recap, and evaluate data).
- Article: Common Misconceptions about Data Analysis and Statistics. Motulsky, H. (2014)
- Website: SPSS Statistics guides
- Video: Endnote
- Video: Nvivo Qualitative data analysis software training
- Video: Lane medical Library ‘Qualitative data analysis with NVIVO’
- Online tool: QuickCalcs Online calculator for common statistical methods
- Online tool: Visual RX Number needed to treat calculator
- Online tool: VassarStats Website for statistical computation
- Ebook: Statsoft Electronic Statistics Textbook
Resources to support publishing in academic journal article, book or thesis form.
- Toolkit: European Association of Science Editors (EASE) – EASE Toolkit for Authors
- Website: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ‘Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors’
- Website: Bond University Library Guide ‘Open Access and Scholarly Publishing’
- Website: Equator (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network Reporting Guidelines
Resources to support designing translational research studies. Translation may be understood as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system. Fields related to translation include implementation science which refers to the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other EBPs into routine practice, and, hence, to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services.
- Videos: Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S)
- Website: Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research
- Website: Australian National University Integration and Implementation Sciences portal
- Journal: Implementation Science
- Article: Implementation research: what it is and how to do it. Peters, D. et al (2013)
- Article: Writing implementation research grant proposals: ten key ingredients. Proctor, E. (2012)
- Ebook: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. Brownson, R. et al (2012)
- Article: An introduction to implementation science for the non-specialist. Bauer, M. et al (2015)