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Applied Research in Noncommunicable Diseases


In this section participants write their concept notes for their selected topics. It provides an opportunity to recap all research concepts learned through the previous courses and concludes with a written concept note as its main output.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Finalize a research topic for a project
  2. Identify resources for a literature review
  3. Refine research objectives and hypotheses
  4. Finalize research methodology
  5. Develop a research concept note
  6. Design a data collection tool or questionnaire
  7. Develop a research proposal from a concept note
  8. Devise a Gantt Chart for a research project
  9. Devise a budget for a research project

Course Outline

  1. Recap of problem identification and prioritization
  2. How to conduct a literature review
  3. Building research hypothesis(es) and research objectives
  4. Applying and embedding research concepts in study methodology
  5. How to develop a concept note and expand it to a research proposal
  6. Major components of a research proposal
  7. Questionnaire design for qualitative and quantitative data and pilot testing
  8. Research project management and making use of Gantt Charts
  9. Developing budget for a research project

Training delivery methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.