The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, the integrated hub of the CTSA Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is providing clinical and translational researchers who have basic quantitative training in biostatistical methods with a more in-depth understanding of selected topics and an introduction to more advanced methods.
There will be a session on the Friday at the end of every month August through November. The topics are: Power and Sample Size, Pilot Study Design and Review, An Introduction to Multistate Models and Competing Risk Data, and Observational data that makes casual inference straightforward.
Emphasis will be placed on what clinical and translational researchers who collaborate with biostatisticians most need to understand about a statistical method or concept in order to:
· recognize whether a methodology is potentially relevant to their research aim and choice of study design
· appropriately interpret results of analyses using the methodology