Training course on research methodology and research protocol development

Objectives of the course

To provide knowledge and skills in research methodology in social and environmental studies. This course will enhance participants’ knowledge of how to conduct literature searches, develop research protocols and improve scientific writing.

Course benefits

In order to validate the module and obtain the certificate, the participants are required to develop a research protocol relevant to their professional practice and under the guidance of their personal coach. In each batch, one research idea would be selected based on merit. 50000.00 BDT would be provided to implement/conduct research. CPE will publish the research outcome in an international peer reviewed journal.

Thematic areas

1. Literature search and referral to research

The aim of conducting a literature search is to identify the most relevant sources related to a study topic in order to provide evidence, give background information, place research into a theoretical context and inform readers about similar research on the topic. A literature review is crucial for the credibility of a scientific paper and serves as an update of professional knowledge in a particular field of expertise.

2. Social and environmental studies

This section provides basic knowledge on different social and environmental studies used to conduct research projects. It includes methods for observational (analytic & descriptive) studies. This section includes both quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting research as well as various data collection methods.

3. Research protocol development

This section provides practical instructions on how to develop a research protocol according to the basic guideline. This section also contains a special course on research ethics.

4. Scientific writing

This section provides instruction on scientific writing, such as article, report, presentation based on academic criteria.

Topics to be covered in the course

This section provides instruction on scientific writing, such as article, report, presentation based on academic criteria.

Day 1. Introduction: Research topic selection, research question and research problem statement
Day 2. Effective literature search and citing biomedical documents and sources
Day 3. Types of research (qualitative and quantitative)
Day 3. Social, environmental studies
Day 4. Sampling (sample size and sampling technique)
Day 5. Quantitative data collection
Day 6. Qualitative study design
Day 7. Research ethics
Day 8. Critical appraisal of research publication
Day 9. Scientific writing
Day 10. Standard research protocol format

Teaching-learning methods to be used in course

On each of the topic, the following items will be posted:

  • A set of slides
  • Reference documents

What is required of you?

For each module, participants must:

  • Study the slides.
  • Read all accompanying documents.
  • Answer to the multiple choice questions.
  • Complete the short assignment or interactive exercise, after going through the slide set and documents.

A personal coach will be assigned for the participants, whose role is to facilitate the course and serve as tutor.

Course duration

10 days (20 hours)

Course fee


Bangladesh nationals: 5000 BDT
BDT.International: 100 USD

N.B. 25% discount for students. For discount, valid documents (students ID or reference letter from department head in letter head) should be provided with application.

Important dates

Start date: 9 September, 2022
End date: 8 October, 2022
Application deadline: 30 August, 2022
Payment deadline: 07 September, 2022

Payment method

Title of Account: Center for People & Environ
Account number: 1557204783513001
Bank name: BRAC Bank
Branch : Ati Bazar Branch, Keraniganj
Routing Number: 060270346

Training medium

9 day online and closing day physical


To apply for the course, you should submit the completed application form and send the required enclosures by email to the course email address.

Application form ⇒



Please send the following documents by email to the course email address.

  • A curriculum vitae, including sections on current and previous positions
  • Copy of academic certificates
  • A letter of motivation stating clearly your interests and reasons for applying to the Course (1-2 page maximum).

Course email:


H#C-21, Block #E, Zakir Hossain Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
Tel: +8802222245156

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