Welcome to Quantitative research methods: an introductory guide for clinicians

Description: This course provides a case-based introduction to universal notions encountered in quantitative clinical research. The focus will be on conceptual understanding and intuition rather than specific techniques and calculations. Participants will gain insight into how to translate a clinical question into a statistical question - and how to translate the statistical answer back into a clinically meaningful result. Participants will also become more proficient at reading and assessing the quality of medical research papers that rely on statistics.

Topics covered will include the following:

1) Using statistics effectively in your research
2) Effect measures and confidence intervals
3) Hypothesis testing and P-values
4) Regression methods: why, when and how

Literature: Material handed out at course

Prerequisites: Primarily for medical phd-students with preliminary knowledge in research methods but no major skills in statistics.

Evaluation: Attendance at lessons and participation in exercises

Organizer: Anders Gorst-Rasmussen

Lecturers: Anders Gorst-Rasmussen & Søren Lundbye-Christensen, PhD Senior Biostatisticians, Aalborg University Hospital 

ECTS: 1.6

Time: 27 May and 12 June, 2014

Place: Aalborg University, IT-lokalet, Forskningens Hus

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City: Aalborg

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Deadline: 29 April, 2014