Research Literacy Workshop: Understanding Research

Research Literacy Workshop – all information about these (which is also pasted below) is found here:

Training Sessions

Free training sessions to help managers, clinicians, patients and researchers collaborate in patient-oriented research. This page lists the training sessions offered in English. Pour accéder aux formations offertes en français, cliquez ici.


Since 2016, the Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit (SPOR standing for the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research) in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public (CEPPP) have developed a workshop and online education resources for those involved in Patient Oriented Research (POR). The workshop and resources are intended to help POR stakeholders (clinicians, managers and patient partners) to better understand and interact with POR researchers at all stages of a research project. For example, to help POR stakeholders find, understand and use POR-related information when needed. Specifically, the workshop aims to help POR stakeholders develop a common language. The workshop is intended for anyone interested in POR projects and collaboration with POR teams.


The workshop will be offered in two webinars, lasting between 1.5 to 2 hours each. Each webinar will include 45 to 60 minutes of presentations and 45 to 60 minutes of discussion. The participants will be encouraged to ask questions and discuss their own experiences and encountered difficulties. Here is the information for each webinar:


Webinar #1

Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019 from 1 pm to 3 pm (EST)

Content that will be addressed: what is research, patient-oriented research, literature review, research ethics and quantitative research.

Trainers: Vera Granikov and Nadia Sourial

Click here to access the sign-up form for Webinar #1

Webinar #2

Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019 from 1 pm to 3 pm (EST)

Content that will be addressed: qualitative research, mixed methods research and knowledge translation.

Trainers: Paula Bush and Pierre Pluye

Click here to access the sign-up form for Webinar #2


Bios of trainers:

Vera Granikov holds a Master of Library and Information Studies and works as a research-embedded information specialist at the Department of Family Medicine, McGill University. With the Quebec SPOR SUPPORT unit, Vera coordinates the eSRAP research trend monitoring system. Vera is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Information Studies at McGill University.  Her research interests include health information literacy, information assessment, collaboration, patient-oriented research, and citizen science.


Nadia Sourial is a biostatistician who is currently completing a doctorate in Family Medicine and Primary Care Research at McGill University. Her research focuses on the application of cause and effect methods for the evaluation of primary care programs and policies. Prior to her doctoral work, Nadia worked as a biostatistician in research in chronic disease and aging as well as at the federal government and in the pharmaceutical industry.


Paula Bush holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology, a Master of Physical Activity Science and a Doctorate in Health and Physical Activity Promotion. She continued a postdoctoral fellowship with a focus on participatory research with health organizations. Since 2015, Paula has been the scientific coordinator of the « Methodological Developments » component of the Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit. Since 2017, she has also worked at Institut national d’excellence en santé et en service sociaux (INESSS) as a scientific professional in methods.


Pierre Pluye MD PhD is Full Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University; Associate Member of the School of Information Studies, McGill University; Director, Method Development, Quebec SPOR SUPPORT Unit; and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Pierre has expertise in mixed methods research and mixed studies reviews (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies). His research program is aimed at better understanding and improving information outcomes associated with electronic knowledge resources (information delivery and retrieval, information users’ feedback), including outcomes on clinicians, managers, patients and the public.


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