Research Methodology

Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences (ANIIMS), Port Blair May 07-08, 2016


Program Agenda
Day 01 (May 07, 2016)
Time Title (Learning Objectives) Presenter
08:30 – 09:00 Registration Ms. Neha Mishra, Training Coordinator, CDSA
09:00 – 09:30
    Inaugural Address
    Welcome Address
    Dr. Rajendra Prasad Choubey Director, ANIIMS, Port Blair
    Dr. Sudhakar Bangera COO & Program Director, CDSA
09:45 – 10:00
Networking Tea/Coffee Break
09:30 – 09:45 Research Hypothesis (Formulation & Types)
    • Understanding Basic Concepts of Research Methodology
    • Literature Search
    • Logical approach to research as a whole
Dr. Sudha Ramalingam Registrar-Research, Professor of Community Medicine, PSGIMSR, Coimbatore
11:00 – 11:30 Identification of Problem & Formulation of Research Question Writing Objectives
    • Primary
    • Secondary
Prof. Y. K. Gupta
11:30 – 12:30
    • Functional relationship of study variables and their measurement
    • Quantification of disease frequencies
    • Biological variability
    • Concept of SE & 95% CI
Dr. J.P. Muliyil
12:30 – 13:00 Interactive Session: Type of research question, Defining the study variables & Identifying the correct measures
    • Dr. Sudha Ramalingam
    • Dr. Gayatri Vishwakarma, Biostatistician, CDSA
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00
    Study Designs
    • Observational
    • Pre-clinical
    • Clinical
Dr. J.P. Muliyil
15:00 – 15:30 Sample Size Calculation Dr Gayatri Vishwakarma
15:30 – 15:45
Tea/Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:15 Randomization and Blinding Data Management Dr Gayatri Vishwakarma
16:15 – 16:45
    • Sample to sample variability
    • Bias, Confounding & Role of Chance
    • Causality
Dr. J.P. Muliyil
16:45 – 17:30 Interactive Session & Home Assignment
    • Prof. Y.K. Gupta
    • Dr. Sudha Ramalingam

Homework Assignment: Day1

Each group will draft a brief (one page or less) justification for a research question that they feels is important for their research priority. Substantiate the questions with what they have learnt regarding hypothesis generation, study design and literature review. Focus on importance of question and why it is relevant. Be prepared to present and share your one page write up on day 2.

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