Last Matter: Introducing infographics to Methodology Matters

Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021 Oct;13(10):1259-1260. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2021.03.027. Epub 2021 Apr 13.


Visual summaries are gaining momentum in the health sciences literature. The Journal is introducing a new article type-Last Matter (LM). These will consist of infographics that quickly summarize and visually describe topics typically addressed in more detail within Methodology Matters reviews. The primary goal is to provide readers with clear guidance related to one or two common issues, pitfalls, or points of confusion when conducting pharmacy education scholarship. In addition to a graphical summary, a key element of each LM is a list of recommended resources for readers interested in more detailed information. The first Last Matter published in this issue summarizes key concepts related to quality in qualitative research. The Journal hopes these infographics may be helpful to for readers to comprehend and share, as well as to influence future contributions to the pharmacy education literature.

Keywords: Infographic; Research methods; Visual summaries; Visualization.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Data Visualization*
  • Humans
  • Qualitative Research