Welsh Government

An introduction to research methods

Facilitator: Adrian Parrott, PharmaSchool

Course Outline:

Research projects vary widely in design. It is important to understand the design of a project to be able to effectively review protocols, review papers, complete ethics committee submissions, write patient information sheets as well as to design and deliver research projects. This one day course provides an essential foundation in research design and the knowledge needed to be able to design, review and summarise protocols.

The format of the day will include presentations, group work and discussion.

Please note a certificate of attendance will only be issued if delegates complete all elements of the training.

Following the training, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe and compare the different research designs
  • Identify the considerations needed when designing a research project
  • Discuss requirements for power and sample size
  • Implement a structure for effective protocol review

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