Basic Research Concepts (BRC)

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  1. Introduction

    The purpose of this training is to promote an understanding of basic research concepts for new research staff.

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  2. Introduction: What is Research?

    Summary of how the scientific method is used to develop new knowledge and why it is important to follow a research plan.

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  3. Research Design

    A summary of how research is designed to gain new knowledge and the role of research support staff in enhancing research integrity.

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  4. Elements of Research

    An introduction to terms such as ‘variable,’ ‘random selection,’ and ‘random assignment,’ which are used in research studies.

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  5. Methods of Information Collection

    Emphasis on the importance of collecting data with precision.

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  6. Handling Information

    Emphasis on the importance of good data management and responsibly handling information collected in research.

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  7. Glossary

    This section includes definitions for the terms found in the text of this curriculum and additional terms that are relevant to the conduct of research.

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The Basic Research Concepts (BRC) module was created under contract with Dr. Camille Nebeker (HHSP233200400813P; HHSP233201450045A).

Nebeker, C., Simon, G., Kalichman, M., Talavera, A., Booen, E., & Lopez-Arenas, A. (2015). Building Research Integrity and Capacity (BRIC): An Interactive Guide for Promotores/Community Health Workers. San Diego, CA: BRIC Academy.

Camille Nebeker, EdD, MS
Director, Collaborative for Advancing Professional & Research Integrity (CAPRI)
Family Medicine and Public Health | UC San Diego
nebeker@eng.ucsd.edu | 858.534.7786
Web: http://capri.ucsd.edu/ and http:bric.ucsd.edu


Source URL: https://ori.hhs.gov/basic-research-concepts-brc