VSN Webinar Archive

Veteran Spouse Network Webinar Series

The Veteran Spouse Network provided a summer webinar series aimed at providing VSN members with the tools they need to find, understand, and evaluate military family research and research methods. 

Knowing how to find, read, and evaluate research affecting the military family community can empower spouses to advocate for care and services, understand what is missing from the research landscape, and contextualize individuals' experiences as a military family. 

VSN Webinars can always be found at the same place: meeting.austin.utexas.edu/vsn

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Past Webinars

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7:00-7:30pm:

Sharing Your Voice: How to Develop a Survey

Hosted by VSN Program Lead and Research Associate Professor at UT Austin Dr. Elisa Borah


Dr. Borah discussed the following topics:

  • Designing a survey that gathers the information you seek - validity
  • Item development, answer categories, and use of scales
  • How to reduce bias
  • Response rates and reliability
  • Analyzing results
  • Sharing findings

We will be walking through the devlopment of our very own Veteran Spouse Network survey, with opportunities for you to help collaborate on the survey's design and share your opinions on what kinds of questions our network should be asking. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00-7:30pm: 

Research Methods--What Does it Mean to be Patient-Centered?

Hosted by VSN Program Lead Dr. Elisa Borah 


Dr. Borah walked participants through questions like:

  • What does it mean for research to be patient-centered?
  • What roles can stakeholders like military families play in research that affects them?
  • What is comparative effectiveness research?

The following research method considerations where then discussed:

  • Developing research questions
  • Selecting patient outcome measurement tools (how do you measure success?)
  • Selecting appropriate research design to answer research question
  • Making sense of study findings 
  • Implementation of research findings in practice settings such as clinics and services

Webinar slides available on our VSN Research Library Google Drive

Wednesday, June 1, 2016,  7:00-7:30pm: 

Veteran Spouse Network Webinar: Locating and Reviewing Relevant Research

Hosted by VSN Program Lead Dr. Elisa Borah 

Dr.  Borah walked participants through the tools you need to search for and evaluate current research affecting military families. 

Webinar slides available on our VSN Research Library Google Drive

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If you are a military family researcher, clinician, or service provider interested in participating in our webinar or training series, please see our contact information to get in touch with the VSN team.