Fundamentals of the Scientific Process

January 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Jessica Cranfill, Instructional Designer and E-Learning Developer at Duke Office of Clinical Research, Clemontina A Davenport, PhD, Duke CTSI Biostatistics Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core, Course Instructor, Department of Biostatisti

Fundamentals of the Scientific Process: From Formulating the Research Question to Study Design and Data Collection
Although the phases of the research cycle are perceived as basic and untroubled in today's competitive and complex research word, day to day research practices have shown potential for common misunderstandings, misinterpretations and data misuse. Duke faculty researchers and data experts invite you to review and discuss fundamentals of the scientific process, how to minimize the risk for error and questionable practices when formulating and refining research questions, converting them in testable hypotheses for study design, converting raw data to analytic data sets, data analysis and drawing study conclusions.