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Research Methodology 2

About the course


The course Research methodology 2 is designed to cover the bio-statistics and scientific communication. This includes hands on training in R / SPSS. It is a 4 credit course. It is offered for PhD and MD students. 

Course Syllabus 

Unit 1. Methods of Comparing means     (20hours)

·         One sample t test,

·         Paired samples t test,

·         Independent samples t – test

·         Theory of each test, assumptions, running the test in R/ SPSS, writing the results

·         Introduction to R / SPSS

·         Post hoc power analysis using G power 


Unit 2. Regression Analysis  (10 hours)

  •  Simple linear regression
  • Multiple regression 

Unit 3. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) (10 hours)
  • One-Way ANOVA
  • Two way ANOVA
  • Repeated-Measures ANOVA
  • Introduction to ANCOVA 

Unit 4. Chi-Square tests (10 hours)
  • Chi-Square test of Goodness-of-Fit
  • Chi-Square Test of Independence

Unit 5. Non Parametric Tests (10 hours)

· Mann-Whitney U

· Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks Test

· Kruskal-Wallis Test

· Friedman Test

Reference Book

  • Zar, J. H., & Zar. (1999). Biostatistical Analysis. Pearson Education. New Delhi
  • C R Kothari. (2009). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques. New Age International (P) Ltd. New Delhi
  • Andy Field. (2005). Discovering statistics using SPSS/ R. SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.