Content: Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Trials: analysis of continuous outcomes in parallel-arm trials and common myths
Date: 24 September 2021. This event is now closed.
Duration: (live session): 90 minutes
Structure: Pre-recorded material and a live session. Participants will be required to familiarise themselves with the pre-recorded content before attending a live session.
Brief description: The pre-recorded lectures will discuss key topics in clinical trials including trial design, randomisation and non-inferiority trials. Participants will be required to familiarise themselves with the pre-recorded content before attending the live session. The live session will assume an understanding of the basic concepts and definitions and focus on statistical analysis of continuous outcomes from parallel-arm randomised clinical trials (RCTs) and discuss myths around elementary statistical principles in RCTs.
Who should attend: Individuals involved in conducting, planning or analysis of clinical trials or RCTs, students/teachers of epidemiology.
Objective(s): Introduce key concepts in the design of clinical trials, discuss statistical analyses of continuous outcomes in parallel-arm trials and clarify myths surrounding basic statistical principles in RCTs.
Learning outcomes: Participants will be able to describe different trial and randomisation designs, identify the appropriate statistical methods for analysing continuous outcomes and interpret results of RCTs.