This section should briefly describe folowings on 1-2 pages
Study Design: including time period for study
Definition : Operational definitions of case, control, cohort, exposure, outcome, inclusion and exclusion criteria
Type of reports, target audience and time line.
Indicate the cost of manpower, travel, stationery and equipment needed to carry out the study
Data Analysis Plan
Briefly how the data will be coded, entered in computer and software to used. Briefly describe the type of analyses to be
performed and statistical tests to be applied.
This section (around one page double-spaced) is similar to the introduction of a published scientific paper. The
introduction should include: