Research Toolkit

CITI IRB training requirements

WVU+kc Electronic Research Administration tool (Kuali) for WVU IRB

PICOT template for asking researchable questions

WVU Libraries Research Commons workshops

Where to find literature and validated assessment tools: Use the WVU Libraries EBSCOhost to access the following databases:

Research methodology literature:  

  • Introduction to Health Research Methods by K H Jacobsen
  • Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods by J W Creswell
  • The Research Methods Knowledge Base by Trochim and Donnelly

AAMC bibliography of journals

WVCTSI Bootcamp modules

Having trouble getting started on a research project? The following are a few things scholars can consider when embarking on educational research.

  1. Formulating a research question
    1. Read about a problem or interest
    2. Find holes/gaps in the literature
    3. Ask a researchable question i.e. Not to broad, not too narrow
    4. Must have measureable outcomes

  2. Efficient literature review
    1. Go back not more than 10 years
    2. Argument to support or refute an idea
    3. Define constructs used in your study
    4. Keep looking until you’re seeing repeats in references

  3. Research design
    1. Consider your variables (independent and dependent)
    2. Experimental vs Observational studies
    3. Quantitative vs Qualitative

  4. Statistical analysis chart of tests
    1. Descriptive (Mean, SD, frequency, percent)
    2. Inferential (t-test and ANOVA, correlation, chi-square)
    3. Types of Data (ordinal, nominal, interval)

  5. Where/how to publish
    1. Medical Journal links annotated bibliography
    2. Med-Ed Portal

  6. Resources at HSC
    1. Grants
    2. WVCTSI Assistance

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