Course Overview


This course should take 30-40 minutes to complete


A certificate is issued once a minimum of 80% is achieved in the final quiz section.    


The research question forms the foundation of any study and is vital to the effectiveness and validity of the research to be carried out. This short course is aimed at all those carrying out clinical research and explores the main factors which affect and influence the development of a valid research question.


Upon completion of this course, you will have an understanding of:

  1. Of what a research question is
  2. The issues that influence the development of the question
  3. What a literature review is and why you might undertake one


The Global Health Training Centre is built through the support and partnership of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World-Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network and the East African Consortium for Clinical Research


  • Mary Logan - Global Health Network Training Manager


  • Andy Burke - CTSU, Oxford University.
  • Steve Wandiga - Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) - KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration, Kisumu, Kenya


This module has been funded by the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN).

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