24-26 February, 2014

Brief Description

Research is inevitable to all spheres of human development. It has relevance in all sciences and health disciplines. It involves a systematic investigation, or a critical and careful examination of information or experimentation in order to find the facts or modify conclusions in the light of newly discovered empirical facts. The contemporary development and progress is the reflection of the research endeavour of human kind.
NIOH is a premier national institute of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India, endeavourer of research on occupational and environmental health to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable work environment and living, through multidisciplinary approach encompassing epidemiological studies, experimental studies, ergonomics and intervention technologies, education, service and related activities, primarily based on national priorities and needs.
As a part of educational training, NIOH is conducting a three-day intensive Workshop on Research Methods & Application of Statistical Softwares on 24th- 26th February 2014. This workshop is useful for postgraduate students and research scholars. The workshop consists of didactic lectures followed by demonstrations/hands on experience on the topics being covered.

Course Contents

  • Descriptive Studies : Case reports, case series, cross sectional studies etc.
  • Analytical Study Designs: Case-control, Cohort studies etc.
  • Introduction to Ethical Issues
  • Interventional/Experimental studies: RCT, field trial, clinical trials
  • Sampling methods and sample size determination
  • Data Entry and Management: Database creation, data entry, data manipulation/ transformation and importing external databases
  • Descriptive Statistics: Measures of central tendency & dispersion with its calculation reporting frequencies, graphical representation of data etc.
  • Test of Significance: Parametric Tests and Non-parametric Tests
  • Epidemiological tests: sensitivity, specificity, ROC, incidence, prevalence, ratio, proportions, rates etc.
  • Scientific writing – tricks and tips
  • Demonstration/Hands on training on the above topics in statistical software (SPSS, EPI-Info)

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Registration: 15 January, 2014 (Registration Closed)
  • Workshop Date: 24-26 February, 2014


Registration Details

  • Registration Fee : Rs. 1200 (Twelve hundered only)
  • Payment mode: Demand Draft Only
  • In Favour of: Director, National Institute of Occupational Health Ahmedabad
  • Paybale At: Ahmedabad
  • Download Registration form [pdf]

The filled registration form along with demand draft  may be sent to following address and mention WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHOD on Envelop:

Scientist “B”,
National Institute of Occupational Health,
Meghani Nagar, Ahmedabad-380016 Gujarat.
Contact No.: (079) -22688- 749 / 726 / 722 / 838


Workshop Resource Persons

  1. Dr. RR Tiwari, MD, PhD, Scientist-D
  2. Dr. BS Bagepally, MBBS, PhD, Scientist-B
  3. Mr. J Majumder, M.Sc., Scientist-B
  4. Dr. LK Sharma, M. Tech., PhD, Scientist-B

Important Notes

  • The number of participants is limited to 25 postgraduate or PhD students in BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES only.
  • Candidates are required to make their own accommodation arrangements.
  • The registration fee includes working lunch and workshop kit.
  • Candidates are suggested to bring their laptops for hands-on-exercise.
  • The workshop starts at 10 am till 5 pm on all workshop days.