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Year 2018
June 2018

Basic Qualitative Research in Healthcare

21 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
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The following topics will be covered:

  • The elements of research process
  • Research design in qualitative research: formulating a research problem, sampling, getting started
  • Brief overview of the methodologies
  • Methods for data gathering (interactive)
  • Data analysis (hands-on)
  • Research ethics; positionality of a researcher

The two-day programme in basic qualitative research is designed for healthcare professionals who are interested to embark on qualitative research. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the basic elements needed to get started on a qualitative research study.

Healthcare professionals interested in venturing into qualitative research in health professions education, health education and promotion, and health services.

Dr Khoo Hwee Sing
Senior Research Analyst, NHG Health Outcomes and Medical Education Research (HOMER)
BBA, MComm, PhD (Management & Organisation)

Dr Khoo adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in her work, and believes it is essential to bridge research and practice for better sharing, integration, and application of knowledge. This motivates her to view research through different theoretical lenses, and incorporate phenomena into research for educational and practical applications.

At HOMER, Dr Khoo is involved in projects related to the development and improvement of curriculum and clinical rotati​ons in undergraduate and graduate medical education. This involves analysing data from all stak​​eholders in the healthcare process to provide valuable inputs for curriculum design, and for the improvement of the patient-doctor communication process.

Dr Khoo holds a PhD in Management and Organisation from the National University of Singapore, and brings to HOMER experience in conducting research on primary healthcare, leadership, as well as consulting on organisational change. She serves on the National Transplant Ethics Panel of Laypersons, and is a member of the NUH Bioethics Committee.

Ms Ong Yu Han
Research Analyst, NHG Health Outcomes and Medical Education Research (HOMER)
BSC (Education), MA (Education)

Ms Ong’s research interests are leadership in healthcare teams and collaborative healthcare practices, with a focus on complexity in shared leadership and team dynamics in inter-professional teams.

Her current research work includes team communication for collaborative decision making and evaluation of residency communication courses where she uses a range of methods in her research, from survey design to interviews and focus groups to draw out the various aspects of communication and learning in clinical contexts.

Before joining HOMER, Ms Ong received her Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from the King’s College London in the United Kingdom, where she was awarded an International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship.

Course fees: SGD 526 per person (before GST)

Dates: 21 and 22 November 2019
Time: 9am – 5pm​
Venue: TBA

Registration will open in Sep 2019.

If you are keen to register, please email to enquiries@palc.org.sg and we will be in touch.

Dates: 8 and 9 November 2018
Venue: Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Annex 2 Training Rooms

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