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Publication writing

I do data analysis and the writing up of studies in a publication.

Data analysis

Have you collected data for your research study but do not know how to analyse these? I can do that for you. Before I can start I need to know what the objectives of the study are and the meaning of all variables in the dataset (possibly written up in a codebook). The statistical data analysis itself can either be descriptive and/or analytical (e.g. t-test, chi-square test, ANOVA, logistic and linear regression). All analyses will be conducted in SPSS.

Writing-up of studies

After the data analysis has been conducted, I can write a text on the results, including tables and graphs. If needed, I can also assist with writing the other sections of the journal article or report. However, it is very important, especially for the discussion section, that input from the client is given as well, as I am not necessarily a content expert in field of the study.

Are you looking for someone to assist you with data analysis and the writing up of studies in a publication? Just give me a call on +27 (0) 72 964 0548 or send an email to annette.gerritsen@epiresult.com

Example projects

  • The current status and future projections of the burden of various diseases

    The current status and future projections of the prevalence of osteoarthritis (knee, hip and hand) and pulmonary hypertension in the US, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK were made using prevalence data from the literature and population numbers. And similar reports were written on Alzheimer's disease for China and Brazil.

    Reference: Sabada Dube | Lead Analyst Epidemiology, Datamonitor Healthcare
  • Provide technical input on appropriate methodology

    For the Annual Health Statistics Publication (National Department of Health South Africa) provide technical input on appropriate statistical and epidemiological techniques for analysis of data and report structure. Provide draft narrative on the different sections of the publication (e.g. health service delivery, organizational environment, health expenditure, HAST, nutrition and maternal/neonatal/child and women's health, disease prevention and control, NCD identification and treatment).

    Reference: Candy Day | Technical Specialist Information Dissemination, HST
  • Writing the report of the study on the experiences of community services officers in South Africa

    Developing an analysis plan, and analysing the data of the exit-survey of doctors and dentists that conducted their compulsory community service year in South Africa in 2009. Writing the report of the study (Executive summary, Introduction, Literature review on the experiences of community services officers in South Africa, Findings of the survey, Discussion and conclusion, Way forward).

    Reference: Saul Kornik | Director Africa Health Placements
  • Reporting on the HIV/AIDS service provision in Tshwane

    Analysing the data of the 2010 and 2011 survey on HIV/AIDS service provision in Tshwane and calculating the need for services. Writing the 2010 and 2011 report (Foreword, Executive summary, Introduction, Literature reviews, Findings of the survey, Discussion and conclusion, Way forward) and a journal article. 

    Reference: Janine Mitchell | former Head of Departmental, Foundation for Professional Development