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Articles tagged with Research Methods

Random sampling versus randomisation

I recently examined a MPH thesis in which the student stated that “the intervention and control were assigned using a random sampling technique.” I have noted in the past that students mix-up random sampling and randomization. I therefore explain both concepts together in this article. continue reading

Bringing in epidemiological expertise in proposals

HEARD conducts a range of research on interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic. The division has staff members with various areas of expertise, but they do not have an epidemiologist although they are sometimes in need of epidemiological assistance. continue reading

Teaching students and assisting academics with research work

Already since the end of 2009 I have been assisting the School of Public Health of the University of the Witwatersrand / the MRC &Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt). The services that I provide relate to both teaching students (mainly supervision and examination), as well as assisting academics with their research work (e.g. publications, funding proposals). continue reading

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