The Kristeller Maneuver, or fundal pressure, is an emergency obstetric maneuver that is used routinely in many parts of the world. A research team is currently being assembled to complete a project on the prevalence of the Kristeller and women’s experiences of it. This is the perfect opportunity for a Masters student who is looking for a research topic for his/her thesis project, with the supervision and assistance of experienced midwifery and obstetrics researchers.
This is a project where the chosen student would be given the opportunity to acquire the following skills:
1. Survey development, including assessing the validity of the survey and cultural appropriateness (language, health system) using a novel and important method.
2. Analysis of quantitative data, including cleaning data, developing a conceptual model, descriptive statistics and regression equations (likely logistic regression).
3. Drafting scientific publications
The chosen candidate will be the lead researcher for the majority of the following research steps; for items that are currently outside the skill set of the chosen candidate, we will work to find people who can do them.
1. Development of a study protocol
2. Ethics approval at your university
3. Survey validation: cognitive interviews with women to assess the intelligibility of the survey.
4. Program the survey
5. Ensure that we have a functional backend that will give us a usable dataset (file, format, etc).
6. Launch the survey: Recruitment, managing the team, advertising and promotion
7. Data cleaning
8. Data analysis
If you are interested in participating, please send a short letter of motivation and CV to Dr. Nicholas Rubashkin, email@example.com by January 10th 2019.