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COM Masters Medical & Health Sciences: Research Internship Resources

Academic Writer

See the Tutorials page on:

  • analyzing data and drawing conclusions
  • basics of APA style
  • basics of copyright and permission
  • drafting
  • confounding variables and their control
  • criteria and criterion measures
  • ethical standards in research and writing
  • how to avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism
  • how to determine authorship
  • how to find reliable sources
  • how to reduce bias in language : writing about individuals with respect and objectivity
  • how to report scientific research
  • how to title your work
  • prewriting
  • publishing your journal article
  • research design and threats to internal validity
  • research questions and hypotheses
  • research strategies and variables
  • revising, editing and proofreading
  • the rules of evidence in science
  • the sample

See guides and short tutorials on Academic Writer at this link.

SAGE Research Methods

Learning tutorial on key concepts in research, research philosophy, ethics, design, planning, data collection, data quality, data management, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and writing and disseminating research.

Resource formats include reference books, journal articles, cases, videos, podcasts and project planners.

See guides and short tutorials on SAGE Research Methods at this link.

Against All Odds : Inside Statistics (Annenberg Learner)

A video instructional series on statistics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 32 6- to 14-minute video modules and coordinated guides.

"Picking up where the original Against All Odds left off in the 1980s, the new series maintains the same emphasis on “doing” statistics. Each unit is based on a video module that introduces a statistical topic in real-world context and takes you on location to where people from all walks of life are using statistics in their work. Starting with descriptive statistics, the course continues through probability and inference. Examples range from finding patterns in lightning strikes, to examining possible genetic resistance to deadly Lassa fever in West Africa, to linking DDT to the decline of peregrine falcons. Online interactive tools allow students to practice and use whey they’ve learned." - Taken from website

What Is Statistics?



Measures of Center


Standard Deviation

Normal Curves

Normal Calculations

Checking Assumption of Normality


Fitting Lines To Data


Two-Way Tables

The Question Of Causation

Designing Experiments

Census And Sampling

Sample And Surveys

Introduction To Probability

Probability Models

Random Variables

Binomial Distributions

Sampling Distributions

Control Charts

Confidence Intervals

Tests Of Significance

Small Sample Inference For One Mean

Comparing Two Means

Inference For Proportions

Inference For Two-Way Tables

Inference For Regression




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For evidence-based medicine research databases and resources see the Evidence-Based Medicine Research Guide

Books on Biomedical Literature And How to Conduct Literature Reviews

Resources For Research Poster Design

Making a Better Research Poster (3:53) by AJE Journal Experts

The Art And Science Of Designing A Poster - Harvard Clinical And Translational Science Center - Harvard Catalyst - Writing & Communication Center

  • 50-minute video presentation
  • Qualities of a scientific poster - pdf handout
  • Rubric for evaluating scientific poster - pdf handout

Designing Effective Poster Presentations - Johns Hopkins University - 20-page pdf - download available

Poster Design Principles & Tips : From Font Sizes To Color Contrast - Undergraduate Research Center UC Davis - two-page pdf download available

PowerPoint Poster Templates -

  • Available design templates include:
    • standard design
    • sidebar design
    • title left design
    • graphical design
    • trifold design
  • There is a sample view for each template design.
  • Templates are in PowerPoint file format.
  • To download a template, click on the hyperlink for the available dimensional size for each template design.
  • Template downloads are free.

Books On Research Guidelines and Methodology