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Table 3 Themes and sources of data

From: The impact of a faculty development programme for health professions educators in sub-Saharan Africa: an archival study

Kirkpatrick levels Sources of data Participants’ experiences Categories Themes
Level 1: Participants’ reaction On-site sessions Participants felt the SAFRI fellowship allowed them the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from others as well as build up a network of colleagues Sharing ideas Community of Practice
Exchanging information
Electronic mailing list Networking
Togetherness
Online discussion forum Network of colleagues
Level 2: Participants’ learning Check in at beginning of every session Participants identified that the SAFRI experience allowed for personal growth and created opportunities for development Growth Personal Development
New opportunities
New interests
Recognition
Paradigm shift
  Short interviews with focussed questions
Level 3: Extent to which participant transferred knowledge to new situations Check in at beginning of every session Participants made shifts in their careers in terms of research and identified opportunities in publications, awards and conference attendances Increased publications Professional Development
Educational scholarship awards
  Short interviews with focussed questions Conference attendances and presentations
National Research Foundation rating research development
Recognised research roles
Level 3: Extent to which participant transferred knowledge to new situations On line discussions Participants were clearly using the tools they had learnt during the fellowship in their work environment Elevator speech Use of Tools
Assessment tools
MBTI
Force field analysis
Gantt chart
  Feedback from projects
  Feedback post one year    
Level 4: Behaviour change On line discussions Participants shared their knowledge with others and aimed to start activities that would build capacity in their home institutions Talk to other people Capacity Development
   Education of interest groups  
  Check in at the beginning of every session Building capacity of newly appointed academics  
  Short interview with focussed questions