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Membership and events

QUEST-SJ aims to build qualitative health research capacity in the Saint John area and represents a wide range of research expertise, disciplines, and organizations.

Join the conversation and collaborate with other QUEST-SJ members. To become a member, please fill out our membership form.

QUEST-SJ meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month except July and August. Meetings are held virtually through the Zoom platform. To receive the meeting log-in information, contact or complete our membership form.

Upcoming sessions

March 9 | 3-4 p.m. AST: One organization’s experience integrating mixed-methods designs into their research. Kate Ellis, BA, MA, Research and Quality Coordinator, Loch Lomond Villa

April 13 | 3-4 p.m. AST: Best Practice Tools for Interviewing Children and Young People. Monique Cassidy, MEd, PhD Student (Interdisciplinary), UNB

May 11 | 3-4 p.m. AST: The Centre for Innovation and Research in Aging (CIRA): Promoting Quality of Life for Residents Living in Long-term Care. Justine Henry, BSc(Psych), MScKin, Manager of Research Services, CIRA

June 8 | 3-4 p.m. AST: Exploring Research Innovations at NB Social Pediatrics. Dr. Sarah Gander, Clinical Lead, NB Social Pediatrics Program

Past sessions

Watch our previously recorded sessions.

Introduction to Knowledge Translation

Jenna Roddick, MSc, KTPC, Manager - Research and Knowledge, APPTA, provides an overview of the Knowledge Translation (KT) concept, discusses similar terminology in this field, and introduces theories, methods, and frameworks that are commonly used in research.

She goes over the difference between knowledge users and knowledge partners, establishing goals, and provide a brief overview of strategies often used when relaying research to a broader audience will be reviewed. By the end of this webinar, participants will better understand the knowledge translation process and know the essential components of a knowledge translation plan.

Using Mixed Methods to Investigate Hospital-to-Home Transitions for Frail Older Adults in NB

Emily Kervin, Research Coordinator for the SOAR (Support Opportunities and Assistance for Research) team at Horizon Research Services, presents the methods and findings from the project titled Optimizing transitions from hospital to home for frail older adults: Examining how hospital discharge plans translate into supportive home care environments. An overview of the study, as well as reflections on using mixed methods, is also provided.

Methodological Focus: Practical Coding Application

Dr. Kerrie Luck, a registered Occupational Therapist who recently completed her post-doctoral fellowship with the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at UNB, presents practical tips on qualitative research coding with an applied example from the project titled: Occupational disruption during the COVID-19 Pandemic among individuals living with chronic disease. A brief overview of this study is also provided.

The Pros & Cons of Qualitative Data Management Systems

Dr. Natasha Hanson, Horizon Health Network and Research Manager of SOAR, discusses the benefits and challenges of several widely used qualitative research data management tools. Tools featured include Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, Nvivo, Atlas.ti and MAXQDA. This presentation provides an overview of these tools, highlighting practical methodological considerations.

The Interlocking Aspects of Health, Healing, and Community: Talking Circle as a Methodological Imperative

Dr. Rose Ann Torres, Assistant Professor of Sociology, discusses the role of talking circles in  community engaged research. This presentation provides an overview of talking circles as a methodological tool and approaches of resistance against neo-colonial fascism; and pays a closer attention to Aeta women healers’ and their healing praxis as a means to social justice and ethical responsibilities.

The Show Must Go On: Adapting Research Protocols During Covid-19

Amy Reid, CRIC Project Coordinator, provides an overview of the COGNISANCE project and share how COVID-19 led to various changes, including virtual data collection and recruitment. Naythrah Thevathasan, CRIC NBHRF Summer Student, expands on virtual data collection methods by focusing on her experiences conducting virtual focus groups with caregivers and the lessons learned to adapting to a virtual platform.