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Table 1 RISE Project research questions

From: Researching the Impact of Service provider Education (RISE) Project — a multiphase mixed methods protocol to evaluate implementation acceptability and feasibility

Phase of the RISE Project (timeline) Methodological notation Research questions
Phase 1 (2020–2021) QUAL ➔ quan Qualitative research question: How do trainee and licensed physicians and social workers residing in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta describe their learning and implementation needs and preferences related to education on family violence?
Quantitative research question: Among the licensed and trainee physicians and social workers in Canada, what are the most salient learning and implementation needs and preferences related to education on family violence?
Mixed methods research question: Are the learning and implementation needs and preferences related to education on family violence and which are described by a purposeful sample of trainee and licensed physicians and social workers in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta confirmed by a broader population of physician and social work professionals in Canada?
Phase 2 (2021–2022) ((qual)QUAN) Qualitative research question: How do trainee and licensed social workers and physicians in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta articulate the usability of the VEGA intervention?
Quantitative research question: What proportion of a sample of trainee and licensed social workers and physicians in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta report adequate usability (including satisfaction, effectiveness, and efficiency) following the completion of the VEGA intervention?
Mixed method research question: To what extent do the findings from the “think-aloud” protocols help to understand the usability scores generated from the quantitative strand of data collection?
Phase 3 (2022–2023) QUAN + QUAL Quantitative research question: Is it acceptable and feasible to implement and evaluate VEGA as a continuing education intervention to improve provider KASB related to recognizing and responding to family violence in Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec primary care settings?
Qualitative research question: How do providers in primary care and their managers describe the acceptability and feasibility of VEGA as a continuing education intervention to improve their KASB for recognizing and responding to family violence?
Mixed method research question: How does clinical consultation data, as well as interviews with providers and managers, help to describe the acceptability, feasibility, and perceived impact of implementing and evaluating VEGA as a continuing education intervention in primary care settings within Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta?