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I help education providers create and evaluate CME/CE for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. And I host the Write Medicine podcast.

Data Sampling in Qualitative Research

Data Sampling in Qualitative Research

At the design stage of qualitative projects involving interviews or focus groups, inevitably the discussion turns to sample size, and clients ask: How big is big enough? Alas, there is no easy answer to this question in qualitative research. Heat in the Field In fact,...

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To IRB or not to IRB

It's not an original title, I know...but I think about the business of Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval a lot. The in-practice qualitative research I do for clients often needs IRB review. Sometimes we use an academic review center's IRB process, or, when...

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Case-Based Learning

Recently I presented a session on how to build case-based content for online and live continuing education programs for healthcare professionals. You can see the slides on Slideshare, although there isn't much text. My approach to slide development is pretty...

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Is there an “I” in your team?

We're all in this together There has been a slew of commission reports, white papers, and policy documents in the last few years on team-based care. When I trained as a trauma operating room (OR) nurse, my professional socialization included learning about what it...

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