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Using and Understanding Research Evidence Workshop

February 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

| Free

What is the goal of the workshop?

The workshop will give you an introduction to research and the tools and skills needed to assess the reliability of research evidence relating to health.

Is this the right workshop for me?

This workshop is for members of the public who want to understand research evidence.  No prior knowledge of research is required.  The workshop may be of particular relevance to those who are interested in contributing to research through Patient and Public Involvement.

What is the format of the workshop?

We recognise that everyone has different starting points.  We will tailor our approach to accommodate your needs.  The day will be informal, with plenty of time for discussion and the opportunity to gain practical experience.  The number of participants will be limited to 15.  The workshop will start at 10am and finish by 4pm.  There will be breaks for coffee and tea and lunch will be provided.  We will reimburse travel expenses.

What will the workshop cover?

  • Why is it important to understand research evidence?
  • Different research study designs and their uses
  • How to frame a research/search question
  • How to search for the evidence
  • Assessing the strength of the evidence


This workshop is a joint project between People in Health West of England, and NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC West).  The workshop will be delivered by Dr Andy Gibson  and Abby Sabey.   Andy is an Associate Professor of Patient and Public Involvement and Abby is a Senior Teaching Fellow at CLAHRC West.


How to register:  Click here to book your place


February 26, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY


0117 3421251