1. Smoking
Tobacco questions for surveys. A subset of key questions from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)
2nd edition

Authors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization(WHO)

2. Physical Activity

GPAQ data analysis allows to produce, amongst other indicators, the percentage of a population that meets or does not meet the WHO Global Recommendations on Physical activity for Health. Click on the link below for more information on the WHO Global Recommendations on Physical activity for Health.




Search for most updated materials ↑


  Research Methods Supercourse

Publish Soon, Publish Often, a Guide to Scientific Publications

     put URL and language

To publish in international journals one needs expertise in research methods.  However, in most countries there are few  trained in research methods.  We have built a research methods Supercourse and help desk to assist potential researchers in the development, data collection and analysis of  studies

Research Methods Library of Alexandria(RMLA)   Mirror of Research Methods Library of Alexandria   Dr.Serageldin Course

Biostatistics Methods Case-Control Studies Clinical trials Epidemiologic Methods Prospective Studies
Planning Research Survey Portal Home Participating Journals Publishing
Sample Size Survey Methods  Statistical soft ware Statistical Methods Ask the Expert
BA Arabic RMLA RMLA YouTube Presentations RMLA Regional Centers RMLA Books RMLA Mentoring Program
  Serageldin-Euclid Library of Alexandria   RMLA Euclid's Statistics Matrix  


Library of Alexandria. Survey Portal

Many researches when beginning research want to use a survey but do not know what to use.  Often they try to construct their own, which is a  mistake. It is much better to use a well used existing survey where there are normative data and standardized translation.  We therefore have collected surveys on topics that many investigators would use.


1. Smoking. The Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) Guide provides a standard set of questions on tobacco use, and key tobacco control measures. These measures have been defined by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). 

Arabic    Chinese    English    French    Portuguese    Russian    Spanish

2. Physical Activity. Physical activity is an important component to monitor in populations. Also the assessment of Physical activity is a component of many prospective and case control studies.  We have selected a survey developed for the WHO as it has been employed for 1000s of individuals and has been translated into different languages.

Arabic   Chinese   English   French   German   Italian   Russian    Spanish

Mobile Data Collection Using Open Data Kit lecture - Using Formhub to create your survey and collect data. Flexible survey design. Mobile and desktop data collection. App component developed by Mark Spohr, MD.