Mission

The Research Methodology Group (RMG) seeks to provide an informal forum for discussion and debate on research paradigms and approaches to support the work of the Educational Research Committee (ERC) and wider ASME.

Aim

The RMG aims to:

  • Promote a spirit of critical enquiry in the membership through establishment of a virtual/face-to-face group for discussion of literature and research ideas
  • Provide the opportunity to discuss challenging ideas in a ‘safe’ environment
  • Develop greater understanding of a range of research methodologies
  • Share examples of application of specific methodologies
  • Access peer support and link into funding opportunities
  • Offer and access critical readership for draft articles
  • Develop links across undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

Draw on wider research expertise among ASME membership

Vision

The vision for RMG is one of enhancing understanding and application of research methodology in medical and health professional education within the ASME community. Although the engagement with educational research in the ASME community appears high based on submissions for conferences, grants and awards, the justification for research design, methods of date collection and methods of data analysis which align with methodological choices is often lacking.

The RMG seeks to progress appreciation and application of a range of methodological approaches which underpin research design to through engaging with researchers at all levels, providing a ‘safe space’ for discussions, promoting peer support and developing critical enquiry in research methodologies. The RMG is open to any ASME member from novice to expert interested in contributing to discussions on research paradigms and approaches.

How the SIG works

Overview

Name of this SIG?

Research Methodology Group.

What is its purpose?

To provide a forum for discussion of research paradigms and approaches to support the work of the Educational Research Committee (ERC) and wider ASME aims.

What events and activities does it organise?

  • Virtual discussions on methodology based on journal articles
  • Workshops and face-to-face meetings at ASME events
  • Annual network event with workshops on themed aspects of research methodology

How many members does it have?

26 members.

Constitution

Who Leads the SIG?

The Chair, Dr Anne-Marie Reid

How is the Lead decided?

The current Chair established the group which is fairly newly constituted.

How long do they hold this position?

To be agreed by group.

How is the SIG organised?

The SIG is in the process of establishing a committee structure.

How do I join this SIG?

Login to your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email the SIG lead on rmg@asme.org.uk.

Is there a cap on how many people can join?

No. To some extent it is expected that the group membership will be fairly fluid as individual needs of members change.

Being a member of this SIG

What can I expect from the SIG if I join?

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss research methodologies through virtual/face-to-face groups for discussion of literature and research ideas.
  • Discuss challenging ideas in a ‘safe’ environment
  • Develop a greater understanding of a range of research methodologies
  • Share examples of application of specific methodologies
  • Access peer support and link into funding opportunities
  • Offer and access critical readership for draft articles
  • Draw on wider research expertise among ASME membership

What will the SIG expect from me if I join?

Participation in an activity at least once per year.

Contribution to a culture of inclusivity by respecting he views of all and supporting others at all levels of expertise and understanding.

Will it cost anything to join this SIG?

No, your ASME membership allows you to join as many SIGs as you wish.
 

What do I do if I no longer wish to be a member of this SIG?

Login to your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email the SIG lead.