HPE-INSPiRE Seminar: Allan McDougall – Social Media

Harnessing the power of social media in your research program using Twitter

Allan McDougall
PhD Student in Health Professional Education (HPE)
Research Associate at the Centre for Education Research & Innovation
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Monday, October 15th, 2012 from 12:30-2pm
Elborn College, Room 1549

Please bring your lunch – the first 20 minutes of seminar are intended to support networking and community-building.

About Allan:
Allan is a PhD Student in Health Professional Education (HPE) at Western University. He completed an honours degree in English at University of Alberta, and a master’s in Rhetoric & Communication Design at the University of Waterloo.  Allan has worked as a research associate for the Centre for Education Research & Innovation since 2009, participating in innovative HPE research. Allan’s work on team communication in the context of end of life care and transplant team work has resulted in academic publications and methodological innovations.  Allan has a particular interest in technology and social media. He is fostering this interest through a doctoral fellowship with the CIHR-STIHR Health Care, Technology & Place at University of Toronto. Alongside dissemination of research findings in academic articles and conferences, Allan’s most immediate knowledge translation efforts take place via the social media clients Twitter and LinkedIn.  His presentation will focus on the practical applicability of social media not only to network, but also to capture qualitative data. He will use Twitter as an example of a web resource for capturing qualitative data with NVivo 10.

Questions about the HPE/INSPiRE Seminar?
Please contact the seminar coordinators:
Stella Ng, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Centre for Education Research & Innovation (sng9@uwo.ca) or
Lisa McCorquodale, Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program (lmccorqu@uwo.ca)
To access the upcoming seminar poster, click here. To access the seminar series schedule, click here.

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