Seminars/ trainings on research methods and approaches
The Centre is dedicated to promote and enhance the continuous professional growth and development of staff members through a series of regular seminars and trainings with topics of a wide range of research methods and approaches for generation and synthesis of knowledge in health systems and policy research.
Scoping review has become an increasingly popular approach for evidence synthesis. It aims to map the existing literature in a field of interest in terms of the volume, nature and characteristics of the primary research. To equip the staff with the knowledge and tools required to successfully plan for and undertake a scoping review, the first seminar was organized on the topic of “Introduction to scoping review methods” on 22 December 2021 by Prof Vincent CH Chung, Associate Professor of the School and a key member of the Centre.
The Centre is planning to organize more seminars on other research methods and approaches e.g. qualitative approaches, agent-based modelling, network analysis, systems dynamics modelling etc. in coming months to advance the application of systems thinking in health.