Research Methodology and medical Statistics Notes, Question paper and Books – Bams 4th year

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND MEDICAL STATISTICS NOTES FOR BAMS FOURTH YEAR

Bams 4th year Syllabus

Research methodology and Medical statistics
Total Marks 50 (Part A-30 and Part B- 20)
PART – A –Research Methodology

  1. Brief historical background of research in Ayurved and contemporary medical science
    Evidences of researches in ayurvedic classics
  2. Etymology, definitions and synonyms (Anveshana, Gaveshana, Prayeshana,
    Anusandhan and Shodha) of the word Research
  3. Research in Ayurveda – Scope, need, importance, utility
  4. Types of Research (familiarization of the terms)
    a) Pure and Applied
    b) Qualitative , Quantitative and Mixed
    Observational and interventional.
  5. Research process (Importance of each steps in brief)
    a. Selection of the topic
    b. Review of the literature
    c. Formulation of Hypothesis
    d. Aims and Objectives
    e. Materials and methods
    f. Observations and results
    g. Methods of communication of Research
  6. Research tools – Role of the pramanas as research tools
  7. The concept and importance of ethics in research
  8. Concept of Evidence Based Medicine and Scientific Writing
  9. Importance of IT in data mining and important research data portal concerned with
    Ayurved and contemporary medical science (DHARA , PubMed, Ayush Research
    Portal, Bioinformatics Center, Research Management Informatic System etc.)
    Part – B Medical-Statistics
  10. Definition, scope and importance of the Medical statistics
  11. Common statistical terms and notations
    a. Population
    b. Sample
    c. Data
    d. Variable
    e. Normal distribution
  12. Collection and Presentation of data
    a. Tabular
    b. Graphical
    c. Diagrammatical
  13. Measures of location
    a. Average
    b. Percentile
    Measures of Central Tendency
    a. Arithmetic mean
    b. Median
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    c. Mode
  14. Variability and its measurement
    a. Range
    b. Standard deviation
    c. Standard error
  15. Introduction to probability and test of significance
  16. Parametric and non parametric tests
  17. Introduction to commonly used statistical soft-wares.
    Reference books for Research methodology :
  18. Dawson, Catherine, 2002, Practical Research Methods, New Delhi, UBS Publishers’
    Distributors
  19. Kothari, C.R.,1985, Research Methodology-Methods and Techniques, New Delhi, Wiley
    Eastern Limited.
  20. Kumar, Ranjit, 2005, Research Methodology-A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners,
    (2nd.ed), Singapore, Pearson Education
  21. Students guide to research methodology – Undergraduates. Alexandria Medical Students
    Association.
  22. Health research methodology. A guide for training in research methods. 2nd edition.
    Manila, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2001.

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