1. Hot Topic: Sex and Gender in Qualitative Health Research
The consideration of sex and gender within health research has been shown to be important (see background reading below). In light of this most funding agencies require this consideration be included within applications. Dr. Natasha Hanson (Social Anthropology)will lead a discussion on the inclusion of sex and gender within the design and analyses of qualitative health research.
Optional background reading materials:
1. Johnson, J. L., Greaves, L., & Repta, R. (2009). Better science with sex and gender: Facilitating the use of a sex and gender-based analysis in health research. International Journal for Equity in Health, 8(1), 14. doi:10.1186/1475-9276-8-14
2. CIHR. 2014. Science fact or science fiction: Does PMS exist? Issue 3. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/documents/igh_mythbuster_pms-en.pdf
3. CIHR. 2014. Science fact or science fiction: Is depression in men overlooked? Issue 2. http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/documents/igh_mythbuster_depression-en.pdf
2. Methodological Focus of the Month:Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Data
Increasingly, health research is interested in using both qualitative and quantitative data to answer their research questions of interest. But how do you integrate this information to tell the research story? Dr. Bryn Robinson (Horizon Health) will share her own experiences in working with both types of data, using examples of health research to highlight some ways these two seemingly opposing forces can be combined for optimal storytelling.