Simulation Research Considerations

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Drawing from seminal articles on the topic, this chapter provides researchers with a comprehensive overview of suggestions related to the use of simulation in health care. Ideas for research studies, theoretical models to help guide and strengthen research questions and concepts, building a research team, designing a study, recruiting subjects, interacting with Institutional Review Boards, resources for locating evaluation instruments with reliability and validity, and, finally, planning for publication of final results are presented. Novice researchers are more likely to produce a meaningful study if these ideas are addressed during the planning phase. Experienced researchers interested in developing a new program of research will find references and recommendations for entering the field.

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