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

Charles Gilman

Keynote: Science in Kazakhstan: From the Outside In


10.00 – 10.50


Tom Songer

Introduction to Biostatistics: Data Collection. Descriptive Statistics


11.00 – 11.15

Coffee break

Balcony 4th floor 3rd block


11.15 – 12.00

Philip la Fleur

Measures of Effect: An Introduction


12.00 – 13.00

Ron LaPorte

How to write a scientific paper


13.00 – 14.00


Cafeteria 5th block


14.00 – 14.50

Faina Linkov

Epidemiologic transition


15.00 – 15.50

Ron LaPorte

Innovativeness and creativity


16.00 – 16.50

Eugene Tseytlin

Computer lab: reference management software (Endnote Zotero) and use of pubmed/google scholar


17.00 – 18.00

Group work: breakout sessions: Methods to test hypotheses

Rooms 3.310, 3.303, 3.328 and 3.330
Discuss study implementation (use multicenter setting, as appropriate)



Supercourse of Science video

Science Supercourse

First BA Regional Workshop on the Epidemiology of Diabetes & Other Non-Communicable Diseases lectures



Biostatistics Course

Statistics Course

Chronic Disease Epidemiology Supercourse

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

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