Afghanistan and Pakistan Data Analysis Workshop

From the 9th to the 13th September, this workshop was held in Islamabad, Pakistan for CIP participants on conducting descriptive data analyses using EpiInfo. This workshop enabled CIP participants to use this software to conduct the descriptive analytical techniques that are most appropriate to their datasets from these and future epidemiological projects.


Trainers

  • Dr Ron Jackson, BVSc, PhD: Veterinary Epidemiology Consultant.
  • Dr Toby Leslie, Bsc, Msc, PhD: Consultant Epidemiologist and Regional Public Health Specialist.

Day 1: Monday, 9th September 2013

09:00-09:15 Opening and welcome (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)
09:15-10:00 Course objectives and overview of CIPs (Drs Ron Jackson, Toby Leslie and Project Leaders)
10:00-10:30 Overview of subject diseases (Dr Ron Jackson)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-11:45 Basic concepts in epidemiology and statistics (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)
11:45-12:30 Project Overview – Afghanistan (Project Leader)

12:30-13:30 Lunch and prayer

13:30-14:15 Project Overview – Pakistan (Project Leader)
14:15-15:30 Software installation and EPIInfo practice (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)

Day 2: Tuesday, 10th September 2013

09:00-10:00 Design of questionnaires (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)
10:00-10:30 Data analysis planning and management of data and data sets (Dr Toby Leslie)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-12:30 Introduction to Epi Info 7 (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:30 Practical – preliminary investigation of animal serology data

Day 3: Wednesday, 11th September 2013

09:00-10:30 Sampling in theory and practice (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-12:30 Methods for descriptive analysis of animal and human serology data (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:30 Review of results from preliminary investigation of animal and human serology data (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)
14:30-15:30 Analysis of KAP data (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)

Day 4: Thursday, 12th September 2013

09:00-10:00 Uses and abuses of p values (Dr Ron Jackson)
10:00-10:30 Causation (Dr Toby Leslie)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:30-12:30 Human serology data and inferences from risk factors, including KAP (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:30 Practical–Descriptive analysis of human serology data and KAP (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)

Day 5: Friday, 13th September 2013

09:00-9:30 Reporting results (Dr Toby Leslie)
9:30-10:30 The results section – tying it all together (Dr Toby Leslie)

10:30-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-12:00 Diagnostic tests (Dr Ron Jackson)
12:00-12:30 Results Discussion / Presentation

12:30-13:30 Lunch breack

13:30-15:30 Ceremonials (Drs Ron Jackson and Toby Leslie)
15:30-16:00 Closure