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QUEST-SJ January 2018 Meeting

QUEST-SJ Qualitative Health Research Collaborative
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Room 2217, NBCC Building 100 Tucker Park Road, Saint John


1. Announcements & Updates
QUEST-SJ Website (www.quest-sj.com) – thoughts and feedback?
Updates on conferences, symposia or research projects?

2. Hot Topic: Essentials of Informed Consent
There are many aspects to consider when planning for informed consent, such as what is meant by informed consent and what is required to be included in a consent form. Questions often arise as to what information needs to be provided to participants and what happens if a participant wishes to withdraw from a study. Dr. Lisa Best (Psychology) will lead a discussion on the essentials for planning and managing informed consent.

3. Methodological Focus of the Month: Participant Engagement
There are increasing expectations of major funding bodies that participants be more actively engaged in research; however it is challenging to determine how and when engagement ought to take place. Some research methodologies are more amenable to participant engagement. Dr. Dan Nagel (Nursing) will share some of the insights from the recent Qualitative Health Research conference, where participant engagement was the main theme.

4. Odds ‘n’ Sods
Next Session – February 13, NBCC (Tucker Park) Room #2217. If you have an announcement or update, or wish to contribute to any of the categories in a future meeting, please let us know at quest-sj@unb.ca

Earlier Event: December 12
QUEST-SJ December 2017 Meeting
Later Event: February 13
QUEST-SJ March 2018 Meeting