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Research methodology - Course files

Literature search, citing medicine, instructions for authors - Epidemiologic studies - Research ethics - Gender analysis
Research proposal - WHO strategy on research for health - Monitoring and evaluation of health programmes - English writing

Course file - Author(s) References, relevant online documents and resources
Literature search, citing medicine, instructions for authors  
Entrez - PubMed - MEDLINE - Aldo Campana Internet and PubMed/Medline - Aldo Campana
Searching PubMed - Aldo Campana Internet and PubMed/Medline - Aldo Campana

Medical literature search - Free full-text articles - Aldo Campana
Citing biomedical documents - National Library of Medicine (NLM) style - Aldo Campana Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Wendling DL, technical editor. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 [updated 2009 Oct 21; cited 2010 Apr 30]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine

ICMJE: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals - Preparing a Manuscript for Submission to a Biomedical Journal

Mulford Library: Instructions to Authors

Zotero
Biomedical journals - Instructions for authors - Aldo Campana ICMJE: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

Mulford Library: Instructions to Authors
WHO Library - Tomas Allen (presentation with audio)

WHO Library - Tomas Allen (PDF)
Cochrane Collaboration

Cochrane Library

Embase

Google Scholar

PubMed

WHO Databases
Epidemiologic studies  
Epidemiologic studies - Mario Merialdi (presentation with audio)

Epidemiologic studies - Mario Merialdi (PDF)
Bonita R, Beaglehole R, Kjellstrom T. Basic epidemiology. 2nd edition. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2006.
Case-control studies - Lale Say Rutjes AWS, Reitsma JB, Vandenbroucke JP, Glas AS, Bossuyt PMM. Case-control and two-gate designs in diagnostic accuracy studies. Clin. Chem [Internet]. 2005 Aug [cited 2010 May 5];51(8):1335-41. Available from: http://www.clinchem.org/cgi/content/full/51/8/1335

Lee W, Bindman J, Ford T, Glozier N, Moran P, Stewart R, Hotopf M. Bias in psychiatric case-control studies: literature survey. Br J Psychiatry [Internet]. 2007 Mar [cited 2010 May 5];190204-209. Available from: http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/190/3/204
Cohort studies - Nguyen Thi My Huong Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH, Sykora K, Mamdani M, Streiner DL, Garfinkel S, Normand ST, Anderson GM. Reader's guide to critical appraisal of cohort studies: 1. Role and design. BMJ [Internet]. 2005 Apr 16 [cited 2010 May 1];330(7496):895-7. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC556167/

Mamdani M, Sykora K, Li P, Normand ST, Streiner DL, Austin PC, Rochon PA, Anderson GM. Reader's guide to critical appraisal of cohort studies: 2. Assessing potential for confounding. BMJ [Internet]. 2005 Apr 23 [cited 2010 May 1];330(7497):960-2. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC556348/

Normand ST, Sykora K, Li P, Mamdani M, Rochon PA, Anderson GM. Readers guide to critical appraisal of cohort studies: 3. Analytical strategies to reduce confounding. BMJ [Internet]. 2005 Apr 30 [cited 2010 May 1];330(7498):1021-3. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC557157/

Thadhani R, Tonelli M. Cohort studies: marching forward. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol [Internet]. 2006 Sep [cited 2010 May 1];1(5):1117-23. Available from: http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/cgi/content/full/1/5/1117
Population surveys - Lale Say Demographic and Health Surveys: MEASURE DHS

United Nations Statistics Division - Household Surveys in Developing Countries

Thrift AG. Design and Methods of Population Surveys. Neuroepidemiology. 2010 Mar 18;34(4):267-9. Available from: http://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/297758
Research ethics  
Good ethics is good research - Shyam Thapa (presentation with audio)

Good ethics is good research - Shyam Thapa (PDF)

Background handout on ethical issues in research with a focus on youth: key terms and concepts - Shyam Thapa

FHI - Research Ethics Training Curriculum

Research Ethics Review Committee (WHO ERC) - Informed assent form template for children/minors

Research Ethics Review Committee (WHO ERC) - Informed consent form template for consent for storage and future use of unused samples

Research Ethics Review Committee (WHO ERC) - Informed consent form template for clinical studies

Research Ethics Review Committee (WHO ERC) - Informed consent form template for qualitative studies

Research Ethics Review Committee (WHO ERC) - Informed parental consent template for research involving children (clinical studies)

Research Ethics Review Committee (WHO ERC) - Informed parental consent template for research involving children (qualitative studies)

Research Ethics Review Committee (WHO ERC) - The process of seeking informed consent

WHO | Research ethics

WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects

Woodsong C, Karim QA. A model designed to enhance informed consent: experiences from the HIV prevention trials network. Am J Public Health [Internet]. 2005 Mar [cited 2010 Jun 18];95(3):412-9. Available from: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/full/95/3/412

World Health Organization - Research Ethics Review Committee - The Process of Seeking Informed Consent

Gender analysis  
Gender mainstreaming: what, where, and how? - Islene Araujo de Carvalho (presentation with audio)

Gender mainstreaming: what, where, and how? - Islene Araujo de Carvalho (PDF)
WHO - Gender, women and health

WHO | Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda
Research proposal  
How to prepare a research protocol for WHO? - Shyam Thapa (presentation with audio)

How to prepare a research protocol for WHO? - Shyam Thapa (PDF)
Fathalla MF. A practical guide for health researchers [Internet]. WHO Regional Publications, Eastern Mediterranean Series; 30. Cairo: 2004 [cited 2010 Jul 30]. Available from: http://www.emro.who.int/publications/pdf/healthresearchers_guide.pdf

Habicht JP, Victora CG, Vaughan JP. Evaluation designs for adequacy, plausibility and probability of public health programme performance and impact. Int J Epidemiol [Internet]. 1999 Feb [cited 2010 Jul 30];28(1):10-8. Available from: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/28/1/10?view=long&pmid=10195658

Recommended format for a research protocol - In brief

Thapa S. Good ethics is good research. Paper presented at: Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research; 2011 Jun 4; Geneva. Available from: http://www.gfmer.ch/SRH-Course-2011/research-methodology/Good-ethics-good-research-Thapa-2011.htm

World Health Organization. Preparing a research project proposal. Guidelines and forms (fourth edition). Geneva 2003
WHO strategy on research for health  
WHO strategy on research for health - Rob Terry (presentation with audio)

WHO strategy on research for health - Rob Terry (PDF)
WHO | Research policy

WHO Research for Health Strategy approved by the 63rd World Health Assembly

Health Research Web
Monitoring and evaluation of health programmes  
Monitoring and evaluating family planning / reproductive health programmes: an introduction - Alfredo Luis Fort (presentation with audio)

Monitoring and evaluating family planning / reproductive health programmes: an introduction - Alfredo Luis Fort (PDF)

For a framework and construction of indicators: J. Bertrand and Escudero, G., Compendium of Indicators for Evaluating Reproductive Health Programs, Volume One. MEASURE Evaluation Manual Series, No. 6, August 2002

For discussion on what can be accomplished with different assessments and evaluation designs: JP Habicht, CG Victora and JP Vaughan, Evaluation designs for adequacy, plausibility and probability of public health programme performance and impact, International Journal of Epidemiology, 1999; 28: 10-18

For presentation of different types of research and evaluation designs: AA Fisher, JR Foreit, J Laing, J Stoeckel and J Townsend, HIV/AIDS Intervention Studies: An Operations Research Handbook, The Population Council, 2002

For a Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit, with tips on how to build a framework and indicators: http://www.rhrc.org/resources/general_fieldtools/toolkit/causal.html

For how to assess quality of care in facilities, including instruments: Quick Investigation of Quality (QIQ) A User's Guide for Monitoring Quality of Care in Family Planning, MEASURE Evaluation Manual Series, No. 2, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001

For M&E plans for Adolescent SRH programs: S Adamchak, K Bond, L MacLaren et al, A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluating Adolescent Reproductive Health Programs, FOCUS on Young Adults, Tool Series 5, June 2000

English writing  
Some tips to reduce spelling and grammar mistakes in English and to improve the overall quality and style of your papers - Brenda Narice, Aldo Campana Google Translate

WordReference.com

 

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