This course provides a case-based introduction to universal notions encountered in quantitative clinical research. The focus is 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 the student's research

2) Effect measures and confidence intervals

3) Hypothesis testing and P-values

Literature: To be announced
Prerequisites: None

Evaluation: Active participation

ECTS: 1.6 (2 days)

Organizer: Anders Gorst-Rasmussen, PhD, senior niostatistician

Lecturers: Anders Gorst-Rasmussen PhD, senior niostatistician and Søren Lundbye-Christensen, PhD, senior niostatistician

Dates: April 23. and 30. 2015

Place: Forskningens Hus, Sdr. Skovvej 15, 9000 Aalborg, room 106

Zip code: 9000

City: Aalborg

Number of seats:

Deadline: 1 April, 2015