Overcoming barriers to addressing education problems with research design: A panel discussion

Lalena M. Yarris, Larry D. Gruppen, Stanley J. Hamstra, K. Anders Ericsson, David A. Cook

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A plenary panel session at the 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference "Education Research in Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success" discussed barriers educators face in imagining, designing, and implementing studies to address educational challenges. This proceedings article presents a general approach to getting started in education research. Four examples of studies from the medical education literature that illustrate a distinct way to approach specific research questions are discussed. The study designs used are applicable to a variety of education research problems in emergency medicine (EM). Potential applications of studies are discussed, as well as effects and lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1344-1349
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012


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  • Emergency Medicine

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