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Research Methods Help:  The Bibliotheca Alexandria (BA) Research Methods Library.
The Library of Alexandria has developed one of  the largest and most comprehensive research methods library. We are here to  assist researchers in planning and analyzing their research efforts. If you have questions about research methods please contact the BA research methods library

Mirror of  Research Methods Library of Alexandria (RMLA)

Introduction      Questions and Answers     Dr.Serageldin Course 

Advancement in academia typically depends upon Scientific publishing. The more you publish, the better the first job, the higher the raise, and the faster the promotion. Sadly only 3% of publications come from developing countries, despite the fact that 27% of the scientists live in developing countries and 80% of the scientists.

In many countries bright young people want to do research and publish, have to publish, but they do not. A primary reason for this is Stataphobia which is the fear of research design and statistics, and not having access to people who can help. Eighty percent of all rejected articles are due to poor research methods.

 The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria) is please to offer the Research Methods Library of Alexandria.  This is one of the largest and comprehensive collections of research methods. It represents a one stop Library to answer your research methods question.

The components of the Research Methods Library of Alexandria are:
Overview of the concepts of Quantitative research (Ismail Serageldin)
2. 14 common statistical issues simply explained (e.g. bias, significance testing, etc)
see below.
"BA Supercourse Help Desk" You can post questions to be answered by experts using address.
Main Help Desk: We have collected over 1000 PowerPoint lectures from Experts an many different facets of research design

5. Survey Portal: We have identified top quality surveys on Smoking, Physical Activity, Quality of Life, and  Disability.These surveys have been translated into at least 8 languages and available for free for research efforts.
6. Research Apps: Collection of Apps in Science

7. Central Asian Journal of Global Health (CAJGH)

8. Research Methods Library of Alexandria Regional Centers

9. Research Methods Library of Alexandria Books




Topics Lectures Wikipedia, Youtube and other info
Bias and confounding
Bias, Confounding and the Role of Chance. Part I     Part II
Bias and Confounding. Part I      Part II               Part I   In Spanish      Part II  In Spanish

Missing data Data Sets and Outcome Measures. Part I      Part II      Part III
Data Quality Control

Research Planning and design
Research planning   (in Spanish)

Power calculations

Power Calculation and sample size 


Presentation of Data Presentation and interpretation of epidemiological data: objectives 
Organizing data in tables and charts: Criteria for effective presentation

Biostatistics course Part 3. Data, summary and presentation   in Spanish

Publishing Publishing research articles: a look on the inside
Registries MORBIDITY DATA: REGISTRIES AND SURVEILLANCE     (Version in Spanish)      (In Portuguese)

Sampling Sampling Technique & Sampling Size    In Spanish

Study design Sampling Frames and Study Types: Studies on life events    in Spanish

Study Designs for Clinical and Epidemiological Research   in Russian   in Romanian

Study Designs in Epidemiology

Surveillance Overview of Public Health Surveillance. Part I   in Chinese   Part II
Survey design A Primer on Sample Survey     In Chinese    Chinese version 2

Basics of statistical testing Epidemiologic Research Designs: Cohort Studies

  Epidemiologic Research Designs: Experimental/Interventional Studies



Logic of statistical testing by Peter Homel

Statistical packages

Introduction to Statistical Packages
EndNote Tutorial:
Zotero Overview:
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