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, connections and generate some revenue. In the past, we ran education program for the children free of charge so that they can become honest citizen in near future. Now we are planning to run some courses online. We have successfully completed our first course Basics of Research Cycle and Stata during 15 January-27 February 2021 and started the next course as scheduled below. Appended below are the links of other scheduled courses for more information and application. Successful applicants will be informed through phone calls or messages. If you are interested, please apply online hitting the button "Apply Now" at the right side of the course announcement.
Basics of Research Cycle and Stata
15 January-27 February 2021 | Fri-Sat | 06:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Participants and faculty attending an on-line session in the course:
Basics of Biostatistics in Research and Stata
01-27 March, 2021 | Sat-Mon-Wed | 06:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Basics of Biostatistics in Research and SPSS
29 May - 23 June, 2021 | Sat-Mon-Wed | 06:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Biostatistics and it application in research, introduction, concepts of variables and its classification and application, confounding variables and its role in research, complex or computed variables and its application. How to present research findings: use of texts, tables and graphs, descriptive statistics and its use in research, measures of the middle and its application. Different measures of the middle: arithmetic mean, geometric mean, harmonic mean and their application, quartile and percentile and its role in research and treatment. Use of SPSS (Version-20) in creating variables and descriptive statistics. Variability: why we need it, conceptual issues, different measures of variability, mean deviation, standard deviation, variance, coefficient of variation, median absolute deviation and their use in research. Concept of normality, normal distribution, area under the normal curve, calculation of normal reference range, standard normal variant (Z value) and its use in research and practice. Concept of population and sample, sampling distribution, sampling error, standard error and its application in research. Concept of confidence interval, p-value and their use, proportion and its confidence interval. Relation of two or more quantitative variables: correlation (Pearsons, Sphearman rank correlation), covariance and their applicability in research, use of SPSS in the calculation. Concept of regression, simple linear regression, simple logistic regression, use of SPSS in the calculation. Inferential statistics, Type I and Type II error in research, Hypothesis (Null and alternate hypothesis) and its use in research (t-test and Z-test), use of SPSS in the calculation. Chi Square test and other nonparametric tests (Wilcoxon Mann-Whitney Test, Wilcoxon Signed Ranks), use of SPSS in the calculation. One way ANOVA: conceptual issues and its use in research, non parametric Kruskal-Wallis Test and use of SPSS in the calculation.
Basics of Research Cycle and Stata (2nd Batch)
30 May-24 June, 2021 | Sun-Tue-Thu | 06:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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. What we know about the research topic: literature search and managing references with Zotero. Research question to research protocol development; Structuring and writing different sections of research protocol for scientific review and ethical clearance. Methodology- study population, study designs such as case report, case series, correlational, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort and experimental study, 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 and basic analysis- descriptive and inferential statistics in Stata (creating variables, data management, arithmetic mean, geometric mean, harmonic mean, quartile, percentile standard deviation, variance, coefficient of variation, confidence interval, p-value, proportion and its confidence interval, correlation, covariance, t-test, Chi Square test, regression etc.). Writing results; text, table and graph; Writing discussion and conclusion. Working on abstract and title-sharing real life scenarios. Drafting a manuscript, acknowledgement of support, disclosing conflict of interest- 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.
Participants attending the certificate awarding ceremony at the LUBH premises
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.