Research Methods Supercourse (mirror of BA Super Help Desk   ("methods door"))

Introduction    Questions and Answers    Examples    

The BA Super Help desk is designed to answer research design and statistical questions to help you publish your research. If you have a question you can submit it to "BA Supercourse Help Desk"

We provide background materials for you to review to help answer your questions. BA Super Help Desk Introductory Lectures: The Help Desk provides lectures for 12 of the major areas to which there will be questions for the help desk. Before you contact the help desk you may consider reviewing any of these valuable lectures. In addition, if you are trying to decide what statistical test to use, we would appreciate if you review web page called Which Test

  If you would like additional knowledge you can visit the Main Help Desk Web Pages 

The Mission of the help desk is to answer specific research design questions to help you to publish. Our role will not be to teach statistics in general or to help in English translations but only to help with the research methods. We want to help you bring your research design and statistics up to a level of publishable quality. This is a free service. Please tell researchers who are having problems in publishing about our efforts.

Ask a question "BA Supercourse Help Desk" "BASupercourse Help Desk" 

We are piloting the Help Desk in the Eastern Mediterranean countries before helping all countries having limited publications.

Answer a question "BA Supercourse Help Desk" "BASupercourse Help Desk"  Please include a particular question to your E-mail together with your Answer to this question. Thank you for your Answer! Direct E-mail address for questions and answers is 

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Topics Lectures Wikipedia and other info
Bias and confounding
Bias, Confounding and the Role of Chance. Part I     Part II
Bias and Confounding. Part I      Part II               Part I   In Spanish      Part II  In Spanish
Missing data Data Sets and Outcome Measures. Part I      Part II      Part III
Data Quality Control
Planning Research
Research planning   (in Spanish)
Power calculations Sample Size and Statistical Power
Presentation of Data Presentation and interpretation of epidemiological data: objectives 
Organizing data in tables and charts: Criteria for effective presentation

Biostatistics course Part 3. Data, summary and presentation   in Spanish
Publishing Publishing research articles: a look on the inside
Registries MORBIDITY DATA: REGISTRIES AND SURVEILLANCE     (Version in Spanish)      (In Portuguese)
Sampling Sampling Technique & Sampling Size    In Spanish
Study design Sampling Frames and Study Types: Studies on life events    in Spanish

Study Designs for Clinical and Epidemiological Research   in Russian   in Romanian

Study Designs in Epidemiology
Surveillance Overview of Public Health Surveillance. Part I   in Chinese   Part II
Survey design A Primer on Sample Survey     In Chinese    Chinese version 2
Statistical packages

Introduction to Statistical Packages