PEER RESEARCHER TRAINING COURSE FOR MILITARY VETERANS – COURSE BRIEF
- WHO ARE THE COURSE TEACHERS?
The course will be taught by lecturers from Northumbria University and researchers from â€˜The Northern Hub for Military Veterans and Families Researchâ€™ see:
- WHERE WILL THE COURSE BE HELD?
The Royal British Legion, New St. Birmingham.
- IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?
- No previous experience of research is necessary;
- You do not have to have been to a college or university before;
- You do not need to have any formal academic qualifications;Â Â
- On the other hand, you might have done all of these things – and you will still be very welcome to attend the course; and,
- The most important â€˜qualificationâ€™ for taking part in the course is your experiences as a formerly serving in the armed forces.
- WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME DURING THE COURSE?
- You will be expected to listen to others and give your own views;
- You will be expected to take part in discussions with others in the group;
- You may have to work as part of a small team with others; and,
- You do not have to share anything of your experiences with the other people in the group, but can do if you feel comfortable in doing so. The choice is yours!
- WHAT WILL I LEARN DURING THE COURSE?Â
At the end of the course, we hope that you will be able to:
- Tell the difference between research and other ways of â€˜finding-out aboutâ€™ or measuring care services;
- Know the differences between (a) research that uses numbers and statistics and (b) research based upon peoplesâ€™ descriptions and stories;
- Know the features of research that is carried out ethically and in respect of othersâ€™ wishes and interests;
- Know the features of â€˜safe researchâ€™ as opposed to research that risks harm either to the researcher or those being researched;
- Know what stages are necessary in planning and carrying out a research project; and,
- Think about new ways of making your new knowledge count in order to have your voice heard and make a difference to how health and social care services are organised and delivered.
- WHAT WILL I GET?
Everyone who attends more than two-thirds of the total number of sessions will be awarded a certificate of attendance.
- WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THE COURSE?
Once you have completed the course you will have the opportunity to put your name forward to undertake paid work as part of an ongoing research project. This is not a compulsory part of the course, but is an opportunity you may wish to take once the course is complete. This will be discussed during the course, and you will have the chance to ask questions you may have.
- ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Please contact feel free to contact Dr Gemma Wilson