STRiDE training

STRiDE training

Leads

  • Martin Knapp
  • Klara Lorenz-Dant

WORK PACKAGE 2

Research training

Leads

  • Martin Knapp
  • Klara Lorenz-Dant

A core aim of the STRiDE project is to develop research capacity in the seven STRiDE countries. We are developing research skills in economics, policy analysis and use of evidence in policy-making to underpin sustainable and equitable responses to dementia in each country. Our training centres on producing the project’s research outputs; training for researchers focuses on producing the research tools while training for Alzheimer’s associations focuses on use of research evidence and tools to support service delivery and policy activities.

Since the beginning of the project, training opportunities included work package specific training on qualitative research skills (data collection & analysis), training around the development and conduct of large scale surveys, training on different aspects of the systematic review process (screening, data extraction, risk of bias assessment), training on conducting a situational analysis (conducting literature searches, undertaking a desk review and SWOT analysis) and training on stakeholder mapping and impact assessments. In addition, we offered training opportunities on presentation skills.

Our training programme continues to develop on the basis of a skills and capabilities audit of the STRiDE team to identify both their training needs and their ability to contribute to training other colleagues as well as through the identification of training needs by work package leads and suggestions and opportunities by the STRiDE team. Training modules are delivered face-to-face or via webinars. Training sessions are generally open to all interested STRiDE team members. Where possible, they are being video-recorded and, together with guidance materials, made available online.

OUTPUTS

05 Nov 2019

Guidance and Resources

Research Tool 1: Theory of change

Breuer E, Comas-Herrera A, Docrat S, Freeman E, Schneider M and the STRiDE team (2019) STRiDE Theory of Change Workshops: Guidance and Resources. STRiDE Research Tool No.1 (version 2), Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE, London.