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Tools for Housestaff Research
Osler Survival Guide to Research during Residency, by Susan Cheng
Hopkins Institutional Review Boards
Johns Hopkins Hospital General Clinical Research Center
Johns Hopkins Bayview General Clinical Research Center
Clinical Research During Residency: A Practical Guide
Picking a Research Problem -- The Critical Decision
Schedules of Major Scientific Meetings
American Association of Cancer Research
American College of Physicians
American College of Physicians Maryland Chapter (Maryland ACP)
American College of Rheumatology
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American Society of Microbiology Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)
American Society of Nephrology
American Thoracic Society
Digestive Disease Week
Society of General Internal Medicine
Examples of Data Collection Forms
Data collection forms from large epidemiologic studies
Women's Health Initiative
CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
The Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) (permission requested)
Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study
Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)
RAND MOS 36-Item Short Form Survey Instrument (SF-36)
2004 NHIS Questionnaire: Adult Health Behaviors (related to smoking, physical activity, and alcohol consumption)
The CAGE Questionnaire (for diagnosis of alcoholism)
Baecke Questionnaire (for physical activity)
CES-D Depression Scale
Diet History Questionnaire (DHQ)
Independent Learning Courses
JHSPH OpenCourseWare (OCW)
University of Pittsburgh Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet, and Global Health
Other Useful Sites
Data Management and Statistical Analysis
Microsoft EXCEL (spreadsheet) and Microsoft ACCESS (data management program) are user-friendly programs for PC users. To order Microsoft Office products, and review the JHU MEEC plans, you will need a JHED account to access the contents. Otherwise, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDC Epi Info (Free download) is a public domain software for easy form and database construction, data entry, and analysis with epidemiologic statistics, maps, and graphs. CDC offers limited support for Epi Info software.
EpiData software (download) was developed based on the principals of Epi Info V6. EpiData includes functions for data entry, documentation, and basic statistical analysis. This software is available for free as a result of international donations and voluntary work.
- STATA: $179 for Intercooled Stata 11 (Single-user, perpetual license and Getting Started manual) under the GradPlan for JHU faculty, staff, and students. Order the product from the STATA website directly.
- SAS: $30 for DVD purchase, $55 for license, and $55 for annual renewal. This product is available to JHU faculty, staff, and students for a yearly fee. The software will cease working if the product is not renewed at timed intervals.
- SPSS: $30 for CD purchase, about $145 for license, and about $97 for annual renewal. This product is available to JHU faculty, staff, and students for a yearly fee. The software will cease working if the product is not renewed at timed intervals.
Additional Statistical Resources
Statistics Notes in BMJ:
BMJ Research Methods & Reporting:
Choose a statistical analysis:
Resources to help you learn and use Stata:
Resources to help you learn and use R:
Resources to help you learn and use SAS:
Power/Sample size calculators: