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Ask a Biostatistician: Developing your research question and conducting a literature search

Meeting Description:

This webinar guides novice researchers through the process of developing a research question and testable hypotheses, as well as exploring the research question in the current medical literature.

Attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe different types of research questions appropriate for their settings
  • Understand how to develop research questions and testable hypotheses about clinical practice, health systems or health policy, and/or teaching
  • Discuss the development of research questions as a part of the larger research process, including the role of the institutional review board
  • Including and mentoring colleagues or residents in the development of research questions, providing constructive feedback, and mentoring their efforts
Date: Wed, May 23, 2018
Time: 04:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
 Presenter Information
Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA
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Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA is Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). Dr. Speicher most recently served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) from 2007 to 2018. As the SVP of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Speicher leads AACOM’s efforts to determine the current state and future development of osteopathic medical education (OME). 

Dr. Speicher’s previous research at AZCOM focused on improving student performance and outcomes in classes, on examinations (including COMLEX and USMLE), in clinical rotations, and in the residency match. His research also explored the impacts on patients from the quality, number, and specialty choice of the physicians AZCOM trains. He has taught and lectured students at AZCOM on topics including clinical case simulation, biostatistics, and COMLEX and USMLE performance.