Introduction to Research Methods in the Era of the Internet Workshop

Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Day 1: July 9, 2012

Day 2: July 10, 2012


Day 3: July 11, 2012

Day 4: July 12, 2012

Day 5: July 13, 2012

Faculty members: Ronald LaPorte, PhD, Janice Dorman, PhD, Thomas Songer, PhD, Faina Linkov, PhD, Eugene Shubnikov, MD, Eugene Tseytlin,MSc, Philip LaFleur, MSc

Organizing committee: A. Sharman , Zh. Zhumadilov, R. Issayeva, Sh. Askarova , Sh. Adambekov



Lecture title


9.00 – 9.50

Almaz Sharman

Keynote: Introduction to the Health System in Kazakhstan


10.00 – 10.50


Tom Songer

Introduction to epidemiology: Epidemiology as a Population Science. Basic Epidemiology Measures


11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

Balcony 4th floor 3rd block


11.30 – 13.00

Faina Linkov


Types of Studies Commonly Utilized in public health: cohort, case control, cross sectional, observational


13.00 – 14.00


Cafeteria 5th block


14.00 – 14.50

Eugene Shubnikov

FSU-US collaboration/establishment of bilateral collaboration


15.00 – 15.50

Eugene Tseytlin

Computer lab: Free online scientific resources in the area of biostatistics and open source software. EpiInfo, Epidat, Excel. Statistical packages and research, examples of descriptive stats in excel.  The videos for some of the software packages


16.00 – 16.50

Group work: breakout sessions, formulating a hypothesis

Rooms 3.310, 3.303, 3.328 and 3.330

Generate study design for hypotheses formulated in day 1


17.00 – 18.00

Video presentation




Golden Lectures of Prevention

Golden Lectures of Global Health



Disclaimer: Lectures may not be the exact lectures presented, but some slides were chosen from the Supercourse

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