Education is an important tool for being enlightened and aware of why we are here for. The realization why we are here for is essential to promote honesty in the society. An educational process also brings many ones together and enhances networking and connections which would be helpful for spreading the message. We are aiming at launching various education and training programs to build our network and connection. In the past, we ran education program for the children free of charge so that they can become honest citizen in near future. This time we are planning to run an online course (course fee-5, 000 taka after exclusion of processing charge- a part of it will go to the charity) during the weekend (Friday and Saturday). The course titled Basics of Research Cycle and Stata is scheduled in 15 January-27 February 2021 spreading over 6:00 PM-9:30 PM. Please note, Stata has provided us "a complimentary short-term license for use by participants throughout the training. The license and installation materials ... expire a week following the end date." If you are interested, apply online hitting the button "Apply Now" at upper right corner. The course will tentatively include the followings:
Basics of Research Cycle and Stata (Weekend)
Research Cycle: the basic concept, research team, and assignment of responsibility and authorship of future manuscript to avoid potential controversies. Selection of a research topic.
Research question to research protocol development; Structuring and writing different sections of research protocol for scientific review and ethical clearance.
What we know about the research topic: literature search and managing references with Zotero-writing Introduction, and or Background to situate the study. Structuring objectives and potential why for the proposed study.
Methodology-proposed study population, study design, sampling technique, sample size calculation using stata, participant recruitment and dealing with gate keepers. Data collection tool development and different methods of data collection. Data editing, data entry, data cleaning, plan of analysis and basic analysis- descriptive and inferential statistics in Stata (we do not provide software).
Writing results; text, table and graph; few examples of common writing styles. Writing discussion and conclusion. Working on abstract and title-sharing real life scenarios.
Drafting a manuscript, acknowledgement of support, disclosing conflict of interest- sharing real life scenarios
Review of manuscript by peer or someone knowledgeable- information on potential resource persons (paid or volunteer), deciding about potential journal for submission, drafting a cover letter and sharing it to all authors and fine touch before submission. Revision of manuscripts and dealing with rejection. Importance of patience and persistence in research to publication- sharing real life scenarios.
We have a plan to form a research review and ethical review committee to assist and conduct research. At present we are discussing with relevant others about the possibility.