A two day workshop on Let’s Explore Apply and Design Educational Research (LEADER) was organized by the Centre for Health Professions Education (CHPE) on 19.07.19 and 20.07.19 as part of the International Health Research Convention 2019 at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth. The workshop had diverse participants from Kannur, Thirunelveli, Mangalore, Udupi, Odisha, Chennai, Salem, Mandya, Coimbatore, Bangalore, and Puducherry. The workshop focused on mixed methods and qualitative methods of conducting educational research and the respective methods of data analysis.
The introductory session was capsuled to include SBV Anthem, a glimpse of SBV, the IRHC theme song, messages from the Chancellor Shri M.K. Rajagopalan and the Vice Chancellor Prof. S. C. Parija. This was followed by the welcome address by Dr. M. Shivasakthy, Organising Secretary and outline of the Workshop by Dr. BV. Adkoli, Organising Chairman.
The introductory session was followed by Video Conference session by two eminent speakers Dr. Rashmi Vyas, Director FAIMER Institute, Philadelphia (USA) and Prof. Dr. Arun Jamkar, Former Vice Chancellor of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. This was followed by an active brainstorming group exercise and plenary on research question framing in educational research.Post lunch session had an elaborate presentation with active interacting group exercise on research design, tools and mixed methods study by Dr. Jyoti M. Nagmoti, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (KAHER). The last session was on Qualitative methods design focusing on Focus group discussion by Dr. D. Kadambari, Prof and Head, Department of Medical education, JIPMER, Pondicherry.
The second day, first session was by Dr. Simran Kaur, AIIMS, New Delhi on mixed method data analysis with group activity. The second session was a hands-on training on conducting interview, transcription, coding and thematic analysis of qualitative data analysis by Prof. M. Shivasakthy, Deputy Director CHPE. This was followed by a session on triangulation by Prof. B. V. Adkoli, Director CHPE. The post lunch session on research training in medical education by Prof. Sanjay Bedi, Adesh Institute, Punjab.