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2 Problem: Insufficient statistical capacity in developing countries Result 1: Poor research design and analysis Result 2: Limited scientific publication Solution A: Train people in the US Difficulty: 100,000 to train Ph.D. > 50% stay in US Result: Impossible to build research capacity for budding scientists in Developing countries

3 Solution 2: Library of Alexandria help research design Help Desk

4 Help Desk A Service the provides information and assistance concerning research methods Academic Statistical Help Desk: Typically local, helping students in the University Industrial strength Help Desk/Customer Service All major industries, 1000s of queries per hour, global

5 Brilliant scientific Idea How do I test it? Global BA Supercourse Help Desk for Research design help

6 Help Desk Model Client has a research methods question BEFORE beginning work to country help desk Difficult questions sent to Senior Distinguished professors Help Desk aids in form design When Data are collected aids in Guiding the analysis

7 Help your self: One stop shop for Research Methods free books, apps, youtube presentations. Also >500 research methods Powerpoint lectures many translated into languages other than English If you would like a free copy of the research methods site write to

8 Iranian Help Desk In Persian In English

9 We will only help those who contacted us before collecting data (often clinicians come with large, meaningless data sets, we will avoid Garbage in and Garbage out)

10 Future directions mHelp Desk? Help Apps!!


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