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10 Mar 2022
  • VCCC Alliance
  • University of Melbourne
9am-4pm

VCCC Alliance Biostatistics Workshop

Online workshop: learn how to interpret the reporting of statistical results in clinical studies

This workshop is designed as an introductory level workshop for health professionals who want to better understand how to interpret the reporting of statistical results.  The workshop will explore beyond the simple how-to of statistical testing to delve into what is the research question, what is being estimated and interpretation of confidence intervals and p-values.

What is the difference between statistical significance and clinical significance and how do you make decisions about the real-world relevance of either? 

Designed for the non-statistician, it will explore ideas such as:

  • defining your research question using the PICOT framework;
  • the importance of effect sizes and confidence intervals;
  • how to interpret confidence intervals and P-values and;
  • interpretation and misuse of P-values, including selective reporting.

Facilitated by Professor Julie Simpson, Head of Biostatistics Unit and Director of Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health research (MISCH) Hub from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH), The University of Melbourne.

Program

TIME

TOPIC

9.00 am

Kicking off your research: how to craft a well-defined research question

10.15 am

BREAK

10:45 am

Effect size and confidence intervals: interpretation and importance in reporting – Part 1, continuous outcomes

12.00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm

Effect size and confidence intervals: interpretation and importance in reporting – Part 2, binary outcomes

1.45 pm

P-values: interpretation and misuse

2.30 pm

BREAK

3:00 pm

Statistical significance vs clinical significance

3:30 pm

Statistical significance vs clinical significance: practical application

(small virtual group activity)

4.00 pm

FINISH

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE.
This workshop is free to participants from VCCC Alliance member organisations, however there is a cost to convene sessions and non-attendance after registering will mean someone else will miss out. Please only register if you can reliably expect to attend.

Thursday 10 March 2022
9am - 4pm