Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/565106
Title:
Research and Evaluation in Medical Education
Authors:
Ferris, Helena A.; Collins, Mary E.
Affiliation:
RCSI, Dublin. TCD, Dublin
Citation:
Research and Evaluation in Medical Education 2015, 4 (3) International Journal of Higher Education
Publisher:
Sciedu Press
Journal:
International Journal of Higher Education
Issue Date:
22-Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/565106
DOI:
10.5430/ijhe.v4n3p104
Additional Links:
http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/ijhe/article/view/7238
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The landscape of medical education is continuously evolving, as are the needs of the learner. The appropriate use of research and evaluation is key when assessing the need for change and instituting one’s innovative endeavours. This paper demonstrates how research seeks to generate new knowledge, whereas evaluation uses information acquired from research to make decisions as to how well a particular practice is working and whether or not changes or improvements are required (Polit D & Beck C. 2007). Ideally evaluation and research should be synergistic as both research and evaluation seek evidence for developing practice (Fain J., 2005). However, in reality this is challenging as there can often be a dichotomy between the two. Increasingly, medical educators and researchers are working as part of multidisciplinary teams so that a collective picture can be generated using ‘evaluative research’. Not only is this a more efficient way of analysing information, but it also encourages the sharing of knowledge across professional borders (Mitchell R et al. 2015). It is evident that research and evaluation are of the utmost importance and will continue to be a cornerstone of both modern day evidence based medicine and medical education.
Keywords:
RESEARCH; EVALUATION; MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ISSN:
1927-6052; 1927-6044

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFerris, Helena A.en
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Mary E.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T09:32:31Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-05T09:32:31Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-22en
dc.identifier.citationResearch and Evaluation in Medical Education 2015, 4 (3) International Journal of Higher Educationen
dc.identifier.issn1927-6052en
dc.identifier.issn1927-6044en
dc.identifier.doi10.5430/ijhe.v4n3p104en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/565106en
dc.descriptionThe landscape of medical education is continuously evolving, as are the needs of the learner. The appropriate use of research and evaluation is key when assessing the need for change and instituting one’s innovative endeavours. This paper demonstrates how research seeks to generate new knowledge, whereas evaluation uses information acquired from research to make decisions as to how well a particular practice is working and whether or not changes or improvements are required (Polit D & Beck C. 2007). Ideally evaluation and research should be synergistic as both research and evaluation seek evidence for developing practice (Fain J., 2005). However, in reality this is challenging as there can often be a dichotomy between the two. Increasingly, medical educators and researchers are working as part of multidisciplinary teams so that a collective picture can be generated using ‘evaluative research’. Not only is this a more efficient way of analysing information, but it also encourages the sharing of knowledge across professional borders (Mitchell R et al. 2015). It is evident that research and evaluation are of the utmost importance and will continue to be a cornerstone of both modern day evidence based medicine and medical education.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSciedu Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/ijhe/article/view/7238en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Higher Educationen
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.subjectEVALUATIONen
dc.subjectMEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAININGen
dc.titleResearch and Evaluation in Medical Educationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRCSI, Dublin. TCD, Dublinen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Higher Educationen
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