August 28–30, 2017
This course is intended to introduce basic concepts that are necessary to do research such as formulating a research question, developing a questionnaire, and assessing reliability and validity of an instrument, besides study designs. The sample size calculations and journal critique guidelines that are design specific will be covered. The principles of basic biostatistical concepts will also be covered. Participants will be given training in using the EPIDATA software to enter and validate data. Zotero software to organize the research related references will be taught with hands on training. The participants (groups) will be given articles to do journal critique and will also be allocated a topic (research question) to develop a protocol and make presentation. The course is targeted towards researchers of varied profession such as medicine, public health, life science, social science, nursing, epidemiology, biostatistics etc.
Who should attend?
Medical Faculty, Researchers, Epidemiologist / Scientist, and Statisticians / Biostatistician who are working on research projects in Government / Academic (not for profit) organizations are encouraged to participate.
Participants are expected to be a member of a group to critically evaluate a paper that will be circulated ahead of workshop .They will work in groups on developing a protocol which will be assigned at the time of workshop.
Travel (Economy class air fare and AC II Tier Train fare) and Local hospitality (Local Accommodation, Course Fee and Food expense) will be borne by the organizer for only 30 Participants.
Selection procedure:A committee will select the potential participants.
nMaster (Sample Size calculation software)
The Sample size software nMaster 2.0 will be provided for free of cost.
Biostatistics Resource and Training Centre (BRTC),
Department of Biostatistics,
Christian Medical College,
Vellore - 632 002.
The last date for registration is 12th August 2017.