Survey of educators
The aim of the small scale survey will be to establish the potential viability of an online journal club and to ascertain the preferred frequency and format of such a resource according to Clinical Educators.
Study design: Short anonymous online survey
Survey design: Combination of closed-ended, Likert scale and open ended questions
Population: Australian and New Zealand Clinical Educators
Sample: Convenience sample
This survey is a service development tool, it is not intended that the results of the study will be published; as such Ethics approval was not necessary.
Data analysis: Descriptive statistics and content analysis
Example of closed-ended questions:
How many times a year do you think the online electronic journal club should be convened? (Indicate your preference with a tick √)
1 ______ 2 ______ 3 ______ 4 ______
Example of Likert-style question:
On a scale from 1 (Very Likely) to 5 (Very Unlikely) how likely do you think your centre would be to use the journal club article and activities?
1 ______ 2 ______ 3 ______ 4 ______ 5 ______
Example of open-ended question:
Please use the free text space to provide some examples of journal club topics that your centre would be interested in: