News and Events

Course on Policy-relevant Systematic Reviews

Dates: September 26-December 18, 2016

Brief description: This online course will give you critical and technical systematic review skills essential for working in the field of evidence-informed policy and practice. As well as developing hands-on skills and understanding for planning review projects within a range of policy sectors, you will gain more general insights into research methodology and knowledge production. 

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Policy Analysis Using Interrupted Time Series

Dates: First offering: September 6 - October 4, 2016, and will repeat several times per year

Brief Description: Interrupted time series analysis is one of the most rigorous ways to evaluate policies with routinely collected data. The online course ITSx on edX comprehensively introduces analysts to interrupted time series analysis (ITS) and regression discontinuity designs (RD) from start to finish, including definition of an appropriate research question, selection and setup of data sources, statistical analysis, interpretation and presentation, and identification of potential pitfalls. 

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NEW: Special issue of Global Health Action on using blended learning techniques for teaching global health research

Dates: Newly released, ongoing

Brief Description: Several members of the TWG on Teaching and Learning HPSR have recently published a special issue in the journal Global Health Action. The special focuses on distance- and blended-learning in global health research, and describes the ARCADE experience as well as additional programs using blended learning techniques in Africa, Asia, and beyond. 

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