Operational Research Skills in One Day

This is a one-day workshop on operational research, providing an overview of the topic and the SORT IT model of operational research capacity building, how to develop a protocol and apply for ethics approval, how to use EpiData to undertake data collection and analysis, how to write a paper and get it accepted for publication and how to change policy and practice. This workshop is designed to show participants what operational research is all about and how it can help in changing policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries. This workshop is funded by WHO/TDR.

Lecture 1: What, Why and How?

Lecture 2: Building operational research capacity in low-and middle-income countries

Lecture 3: Principles and Structure of a Research Protocol

Lecture 4 & 5: Use of EpiData software for quality-assured data entry and analysis

Lecture 6: Publishing Without Perishing

Lecture 7: Principles of Writing a Paper and getting it published

Lecture 8: Policy and practice