Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy Research and Publication Committee In collaboration with Nwuga Physiotherapy Foundation Presents A Two-Day Training Workshop on:
“Promoting Scholarship of Discovery in Physiotherapy”
Facilitator: Professor Joseph Balogun, PT, PhD, FACSM, FNSP, FAS, FRSPH is Distinguished University Professor at the College of Health Sciences, Chicago State University, Chicago, USA, and Emeritus Professor of Physiotherapy at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Nigeria.
Venue: University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Odosida Campus Lecture Hall (Chapel), Ondo State.
Date: July, 3rd – 4th, 2019
CPD Units: 12 points
Registration Fee: N15,000 – Physiotherapists
N10,000 – Physiotherapy Interns/Corpers
Contacts: Dr Afolabi Oluyinka – 08034071507
Dr Charles Ezema - 08037494795
Workshop Learning Objectives .
At the end of the two days training, the learner will be able to: Apprise the five core competencies that all clinicians must know to be able to practice effectively in the twenty-first-century health system Search for journal ranking and discuss the characteristics of high impact journals Describe the peer review process Articulate the relevance of clinical significance in intervention research Discern the common statistical faux pas in journal publications Contextualize survey research major methodological flaws
Day 1 9:00 – 10:00 am Welcome, Workshop Objectives, and Content Outline 10:00 – 1 pm: At the end of this session, the learner will be able to: Apprise the five core competencies that all clinicians must know to be able to practice effectively in the twenty-first-century health system Search for journal ranking and discuss the characteristics of high impact journals Describe the peer review process Discuss the general characteristics of intervention research Articulate the differences between statistical significance and clinical difference Discern the statistical measures of clinical significance 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break 2:00 – 5:00 pm: At the end of this session, the learner will be able to: Discuss the theoretical underpinnings of Cohen-d effect size Manually compute Cohen-d and Eta Square (η²) estimates for two or more groups and repeated test designs Contextualize and interpret Cohen-d and η² estimates Access and use web-based calculators to compute effect size estimates for simple and complex experimental designs Describe the critical issues to address during the planning stage of a research study. Discuss the major statistical tests that are wrongly applied in medical and allied health journals.
Day 2 10:00 – 1:00 pm: At the end of this session, the learner will be able to: Identify the non-parametric equivalence of parametric tests. Discuss the factors that influence the selection of the appropriate statistical test. List the underlying assumptions surrounding the use of parametric tests. Interpret SPSS printout of tests that evaluate the underlying assumptions of independence of groups, normality, homogeneity of variance, outliers, homoscedasticity, and multicollinearity. Discern the common presentation pitfalls of the study results reported in medical and allied health journals. Discuss the controversy and recommendations surrounding the precision of reporting measures of central tendency, variability, and inferential statistic such as t, F, χ² and CI. 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break 2:00 – 4:00 pm: At the end of this session, the learner will be able to: Discuss the primary reasons for rejection of survey research manuscripts submitted for publication in top medical journals Describe how to achieve a cross-cultural and conceptual equivalence of an adapted questionnaire Discuss how to determine and interpret the readability of a questionnaire Describe the different methods for calculating the optimum sample size for a survey study Compute the optimum sample size manually using the traditional formula Use web-based calculators to compute sample size and power for survey and intervention studies 4:00 – 4:30 pm: Workshop Evaluation and Closure