The objective of the Basic Research Skills Workshop is to introduce participants to the fundamentals of research methodology. They are aimed at the health professional who may not have a strong research background but is positioned to conduct and use health research to facilitate their work. Although we don’t expect that the participants would leave the 3-day Workshop as senior researchers, we endeavor to provide them with a foundation so they may be able to conduct small research studies with support from professionals.
The CHRC has been able to provide limited assistance in this area through the efforts of our Research Scientists and Scientific Secretaries. We expect that the participants would collaborate with other persons, especially established researchers who should serve as mentors as they develop their skills.
The Workshop is participatory in style and participants are given exercises to complete after short presentations. The topics covered include:
- The Research Question
- Study Designs
- Sample Size Determination
- Data Analysis and Presentation
- Data Collection Tools
- Research Ethics
- Preparing a Research Protocol
- Writing a Research Report