Project Design and Logic Models

Tufts CTSI/Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center

The Tufts CTSI/Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center is a joint program between Tufts CTSI and the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS). Statisticians and Epidemiologists in the BERD Center collaborate with clinical, health services, and basic science researchers throughout Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center and its affiliates. The BERD Center promotes innovation and excellence across the spectrum of translational and patient-oriented research by working with our collaborators to select the optimal study design and plan, and perform the most suitable analysis for the aims of each study.

UNH has an established agreement with the BERD that allows faculty to use the services provided by the Center, with costs for faculty covered by the College of Health and Human Services or the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research. 

To access the Center's resources:

  1. Submit a service request
  2. Provide the quote from Tufts to CHHS dean (CHHS faculty) or Louise Griffin (all other researchers) for approval and payment

 

Web Resources

Basic Research Concepts

BASIC RESEARCH CONCEPTS
A web based tutorial on Basic Research Concepts developed with funding provided by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity (ORI) that is targeted individuals new to research.  The materials presented are intended to provide basic information about research and how it’s conducted. With this framework, those new to research (staff, students) may be better able to understand research and carry out their duties/responsibilities in a manner that preserves the integrity of the data collected.

Topics include:

  • What is Research?
  • Research Design
  • Elements of Research
  • Methods of Information Collection
  • Handling Information
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Links to Additional Resources
 
Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development and FAQs

COMMON GUIDELINES FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
FAQS
A report from the Institute of Educational Sciences/US ED and the National Science Foundation wihch provides:

  • Guidance on building the evidence base in STEM learning
  • Provides guidelines for six types of education “research” projects
  • Overview of the nature, justification, evidence generation and so on for each project type

Companion Guidelines on Repliication and Reproducibility in Education Research
A Supplement to the Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development (November, 2018) 

 

Logic Model -- University of Wisconsin-Extension

LOGIC MODEL

 
Logic Model Development Guide -- W.K. Kellogg Foundation

LOGIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT GUIDE

 
Logic Models  -- Dan Ryan, Kathryn P. Hannam Associate Professor, Mills College

LOGIC MODELS  

 
TA&D Project Logic Model and Conceptual Framework

TA&D PROJECT LOGIC MODEL AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

 
NCATS Clinical Research Toolbox

NCATS CLINICAL RESEARCH TOOLBOX
Clinical research tools that facilitate trial design, patient recruitment and partnerships for commercialization National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

 

Rigor and Repoducibility

UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity Guide -- Rigor and Reproducibilty

Enhancing Reproducibility through Rigor and Transparency

 

Single-Case Intervention Research Design and Analysis

SINGLE-CASE INTERVENTION RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
This series of 31 video modules by the U.S. Dept. of Education's Institute of Educational Sciences (US ED/IES) provides opportunities for researchers to learn more about how to design scientifically valid single-case design research studies and appropriately analyze single-case data.