presented by Chad Cook
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT
Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT is professor at Duke University, the program director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy division with a category A appointment in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is a clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate with a long-term history of clinical care excellence and service and 19…Read full bio
1. Why Study Research Methodology?
Chapter one offers a breakdown of the certification program and the purpose of studying research methodology. We will discuss government-based initiatives, changing funding patterns, specific interventions and techniques as well as interpretation and misinformation of interventions.
Chapter two discusses history and offers clarification of evidence based medicine. This module also describes the key characteristics of evidence based medicine, the purpose of studying evidence and limitations of evidenced based practice.
3. Design Hierarchy
Chapter three discusses the hierarchy of evidence and how the design of a study dictates the purpose. The module also discusses the evidence pyramid: 1) editorial, expert opinion, 2) case series, case reports, 3) case-control studies, 4) cohort studies, 5) randomized controlled trials, 6) systematic reviews.
4. Levels of Evidence
Chapter four discusses how to sort conflicting evidence and look beyond the hierarchy of evidence pyramid to the five levels of evidence. The module outlines the five levels of evidence and how the evidence is useful to practicing clinicians.
5. What to Look for in a Well-Designed Study
Chapter five discusses the elements of a research study considering IMRaD: 1) introduction, 2) methods, 3) results, 4) discussion. The module will also discuss the conclusion of a study describing the most pertinent findings.
6. Ingredients of Impactful Research
Chapter six discusses how research impacts practice and how to evaluate the impact factor of a study. The module also discusses H Index, I10 Index, effect size, total number of citations, altmetric scores, and funding.
Chapter 7 discusses salient points, provides additional readings and suggests takeaway knowledge.