The purpose of this module is to describe the fundamentals of implementation research (IR) methodologies including study design, data collection methods, data analysis, presentation and interpretation of IR findings with the objective of enhancing their uptake and use by target audiences.
This module covers the concepts of: a. Research approach; b. Research designs c. Data collection methods; d. Data analysis; and, e. Data presentation. The overall pathway followed by the module is outlined in Figure 1. These concepts are illustrated through examples of completed IR projects. The module describes IR study design and research methodologies at a general level, and does not replace materials that specialize in research methodologies. For those interested in further information, many useful resources are available to supplement this module. Some of these key materials are signposted in the module
After reviewing of this module, you should be able to: