Scholarly Practice

Welcome to the Scholarly Practice team site. This will be a place where we post and link to new content dedicated to helping inspire you to become a better scholar. Many of the secrets to scholarly success go far beyond simply knowing how to collect data and write papers.

Upcoming Events

ReThinking Clinical Reasoning Conference

💻 Delivered Virtually on Wednesday, February 16, 2022

1) Technology & Clinical Reasoning
2) Health
Systems & Clinical Reasoning
3)
Social Justice & Clinical Reasoning
4) Education & Clinical Reasoning

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Health Professions Education Research

Are you interested in health professions education research?

Check out the new, open access HPER asynchronous curriculum.

This is a joint production between MERIT, the HSED Masters Program, and MacPFD

Scholarly Practice Concepts

Indigenous Topic Integration

In this recorded event, viewers will learn to be able to gain insight into how to integrate film and literature on Indigenous topics within safe peer-to-peer learning environments.

Scholarly Identity & Programs of Research

In this recorded event, viewers will learn to articulate their scholarly identity and how they can employ it to increase their success and fulfillment in academia.

Research Supervision: A How-to Workshop

In this recorded event, viewers will learn to

Writing Collaboratively: Secrets to Increased Scholarly Productivity

In this recorded event, viewers will learn to work on a mockup paper to simulate the real research writing process using Google Docs along with Zotero software to get ready the paper for submission in a simulated setting.

Collaborative Writing

In this recorded event, viewers will learn to discuss the rationale, the mechanics, and the management strategies that you can use to speed up your writing process.

Designing Better Surveys for Program Evaluation and Research

In this recorded event, viewers will learn to; describe how cognitive processes and motivation guide the way people understand and respond to survey questions, recognize the elements of a survey; state several design principles and demonstrate how to use a systematic process as the framework for survey design; identify poorly written survey items and other design pitfalls with assistance of a survey review checklist; and define the purpose of expert validation, cognitive interviews, and pilot testing.

Bibliometric Indicators

In this recorded event, viewers will learn to explain the benefits and drawbacks of popular bibliometric indicators, and identify tools and resources available at McMaster that can help them express the impact of their research.

Effective Narratives

In this recorded event, viewers will learn to identify the characteristics and structure of an effective narrative.

Scholarly Secrets

Scholarly Secrets: 10 Steps in your Scholarly Journey (10 minute video)
A video by Drs. Sandra Monteiro & Teresa Chan about the steps in your scholarly journey.

Picking projects for optimal productivity (5 minute Video)
A video by Drs. Jonathan Sherbino & Teresa Chan about an approach to selecting your projects.

Conducting a Literature Review
Direct to web content from Niagara Regional Campus
by Dr. Jennifer Tsang, Dr. Han-Oh Chung, June Dong, and Seddiq Weera

Formulating Research Questions
Direct to web content from Niagara Regional Campus
by Dr. Jennifer Tsang, Dr. Han-Oh Chung, June Dong, and Seddiq Weera

Multiple Wins: Ways to Make Your Current Work into Scholarship and Optimize Your Productivity

Drs. Jonathan Sherbino, Michael Gottlieb, Sree Natesan, ang Teresa Chan discuss the ways that we might create synergies in our work to make scholarship more achievable.

How to Peer Review

Featuring Drs. Harriett Van Spall, Mathew Mercuri, N. Seth Trueger (Northwestern University), Teresa Chan

Meaningful Research Collaborations

Presented by Drs. Alison Baker, Sandra Monteiro, and Quang Ngo at #MacPFD13


Research Supervision: A How-To Workshop

Waterloo Regional Campus Event featuring Drs. Andrew Costa, Aaron Jones, and Catherine Tong

Scholarly Discourse, Networking, & Communication

Getting Started with ORCID
Presented by Jack Young from the McMaster Health Sciences Library. This is a basic guide to what the ORCID system does for you as an academic.

Fire & Ice: The infodemic and how to fight it
Dr. Blair Bigham presents some keys to how we might combat the information epidemic (infodemic) that will help us to engage in better health advocacy via journalism.

Using Twitter Effectively to Build a network and Collaborate
Originally presented by Lina Duque & Drs. Sharon Bal at #MacPFD13

Social Media 101: How to leverage it for your Research Career
Dr. Tara Packham explains how she uses social media for research networking and This link will take you to 3 different takes on how leadership fits within the academy - Dr. Packham's is the second instalment.

Visual Abstracts: What, Why, and How?

With Special Guest: Dr. Andrew Ibrahim (Dept. of Surgery, University of Michigan)

Introduction to Clinical Tools and Essential Searching Skills
Direct to web content from Niagara Regional Campus
by Stephanie Sanger from the Health Sciences Library

Scholarly Skills

Mastering Your Online Collaboration Skills
Written by Dr. Yusuf Yilmaz about an approach to use technology to improve your collaborations.

Staying Organized: Research Project Management Infographic
An infographic by Mark Lee (MERIT research coordinator and productivity guru) about research project management hacks.

Spark Podcast Episodes

Clinical Scholarship (starts at 38:56)

Tips for Junior Faculty | Pain and Pleasure of Writing

Graduate Supervision

Health Equity in Research (starts at 34:50)

Tenure & Promotion | Advocacy as Scholar

Inspiration in Research | Frameworks

Clinical Supervision | Achieving Multiple Wins

Collaborative Writing (starts at 22:27)

Equity & Knowledge Syntheses (starts at 40:51)

Nature of Evidence | Medical Education Research

Bibliometrics | Scholarly Secrets

The KeyLIME Podcast (starts at 21:56)

Scholarly Collaboration Tools

MacPFD Online Content: Intro to Microsoft Teams
This set of videos is an intro to Microsoft Teams, which can be used by educators, leaders, and researchers to increase productivity.

MacPFD Online Content: Intro to Slack
This set of videos is an intro to Slack, which can be used by educators, leaders, and researchers to increase productivity.

COVID-19 Content for Academics

Notable Lectures

Picture Courtesy of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 License

Gairdner Lecture - From Embryos to Stem Cells and Back Again: A Developmental Journey

With Special Guest: Dr. Janet Rossant

📅 Mon., Oct 19, 2020, 💻 Delivered virtually

Recording: Click here