Dental Education Research Priority Setting Exercise
The Dental Education Research Group has commissioned The Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee to conduct a priority setting exercise for dental education research in Scotland.
The study is funded jointly by NHS Education for Scotland, University of Dundee Dental School, University of Edinburgh Dental Institute and University of Glasgow Dental School.
Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the study are now complete. During Stage 1, over 80 qualitative questionnaire responses, describing respondents’ top three priorities for dental education research were collected. These responses were analysed and a quantitative survey was developed for Stage 2. In response to Stage 2, 649 varied stakeholders ranked a list of 24 dental education research priorities. For Stage 3, an expert reference group discussed the Stage 2 results with a view to informing the research strategy for the Dental Education Research Group. Results are currently being written up and will be made available in due course.