IPAK 1001 - ANATOMY OF A SCIENTIFIC STUDY
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - REGISTRATION CLOSES JAN 8
Classes start Jan 8
Time: Tues and Thursday, 3PM EST with 48 hour window to view videotaped lecture.
To register, pay the course fee of $150. The certificate fee of $50 is due before the completion of the course. See details of the course below.
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IPAK 1001 – ANATOMY OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY – CERTIFICATE COURSE 1001
Instructor: James Lyons-Weiler, PhD
Course Description: This is an online IPAK Certificate course designed to empower individuals to know the landscape and layout of scientific studies. Topics will include the basics like types of studies, how to find published studies and preprints, how to access supplemental material, what to expect to find in specific sections of a typical peer-reviewed study, including the abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, funding information, conflicts of interest, and citations; how to approach an author for access to data and software; how and why to respond to studies that are flawed and/or unethical. Course material will include case studies of specific publications – both well-done and flawed. The course will be a 2.5 hr per week experience, with pre-class assigned readings, videos, and lectures. Course assignments will including finding specific types of studies. Students will be evaluated with weekly quizzes. Three levels of competency certificates will be issued: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced based on the student’s ability to answer questions at all three levels. By the end of the course, students will be comfortable navigating the familiar territory of published scientific studies.
Week 1. Types of Studies
Week 2. Where to Find Studies
Week 3. Publication Anatomy 1 – Title and Abstract
Week 4. Publication Anatomy 2 – Introduction
Week 5. Publication Anatomy 3 – Materials and Methods
Week 6. Publication Anatomy 4 – Results (Text, Figures, Tables)
Week 7. Publication Anatomy 5 – Discussion
Week 8. Publication Anatomy 6 – Affiliations, Disclosures, Acknowledgements
Week 9. Publication Anatomy 7 – Citations
Week 10. Wrap-Up and Overview