Research Methods Library of Alexandria

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 population.

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.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria) is pleased 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:
  1. Overview of the concepts of Quantitative research (Ismail Serageldin)
  2. 14 common statistical issues simply explained (e.g. bias, significance testing, etc) see below.
  3. "BA Supercourse Help Desk" You can post questions to be answered by experts using supercourse.helpdesk.bibalex.org
  4. Research Methods Supercourse: We have collected over 1000 PowerPoint lectures from Experts an many different facets of research design
  5. Portal Survey : We have identified top quality surveys on Smoking, Physical Activity, Quality of Life, and Disability.These surveys have been translated into at least 8 language 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

Featured Links

Ismail Serageldin, Egypt: Share knowledge online "Nature" Publication

How “stataphobia” is preventing publication "BMJ" Pubication

"Supercourse (2) a dynamic repository of lectures on epidemiology and global health is an excellent example of global connectivity" "The Lancet" Publication


Topics

Bias and confounding

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Missing data

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Research Planning and design

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Power calculations

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Presentation of Data

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Publishing

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Registries

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Sampling

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Study design

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Surveillance

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Survey design

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Basics of statistical testing

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Statistical packages

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