Session Description: Discovering methodology flaws after you have conducted your research study can be frustrating and difficult to correct. So, why not start your research on the right path? This presentation will provide an overview of the Journal of Dental Education and survey studies, help you think about what study design is best to answer your research question, give you tips on surveys (a common dental education research method), provide insight into sample size considerations and guide you in avoiding some common statistical pitfalls. You will come away with hints and tips that are helpful as you go forward in your research.
Identify common study designs.
Apply best practices of survey design.
Classify different ways data can be obtained for a sample size calculation.