We are producing a series of podcasts in which we explore health and social care research through interviews with students, researchers, participants and end-users.
The interviews are interspersed with commentary from the podcast hosts and students to explain terminology, discuss the methods used, and highlight interesting innovations and findings.
Our main research project involves evaluation of the podcasts from the student perspective. Nursing students will complete questionnaires and participate in focus groups to share with us their perceptions of research before and after listening to a series of podcasts.
In this way we can determine whether this educational method has value in raising awareness, improving knowledge and understanding, and increasing the interest of healthcare students in becoming research-active.