Welcome to

Understanding
Research

Our goal is to demystify
the basic concepts of research,
also known as research literacy.

What is research literacy?

Research literacy is defined as being sufficiently familiar with and able to understand basic research concepts, respect research ethics, and communicate with researchers and research participants (definition adapted from Nebeker and López-Arenas (2016).

Welcome to

Understanding
Research

Our goal is to demystify the basic concepts of research, also known as research literacy.

What is research literacy?

Research literacy is defined as being sufficiently familiar with and able to understand basic research concepts, respect research ethics, and communicate with researchers and research participants (definition adapted from Nebeker and López-Arenas (2016).

We organized this site into the following sections:

What is Research?

An introduction to science, research, patient-oriented research, and participatory research

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Research Ethics

An introduction to research ethics, what they are and why they are important

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Literature Review

An introduction to literature reviews and the main type of literature reviews

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Methodology

An explanation of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research

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Knowledge Translation

An introduction to evidence synthesis and dissemination

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Helpful Tools

Video Tutorials

Short educational videos

Glossary

Definitions of research concepts

How to Read a Scientific Article

A step by step guide

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