– An Overview of Research: Research and Purposes of research; Research & Evaluation; Health Services Research & Management Research.
– Sampling, Errors & Biases, Confounding and Survey Design
– Qualitative, Quantitative Research Methods and Epidemiological Studies
– Health Care Evaluation: Measuring effectiveness, Evaluating cost-effectiveness, Measuring humanity, and Assessing equity.
– Development of Research Proposals
– Steps in Scientific Research: Review of literature; Research problem/ issue, Selection of research problem; Conceptual framework/ hypotheses; Research objectives; Methods of data collection; Data analysis; Write-up of research report.

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