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28 Jun 2019
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • University of Melbourne
8.30am-4.30pm

VCCC biostatistics workshop: An introduction to the use of statistical data in clinical research

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

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

The workshop will explore beyond the simple how-to of statistical testing to delve into the underlying concepts and rationales for hypothesis testing.

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

  • How to interpret p-values and the importance of confidence intervals and effect sizes
  • What does an insignificant p-value mean and should this be explored further
  • Misuse and misinterpretation of p-values, including P-hacking and selective reporting

Facilitators:

The day will be facilitated by Dr Charles Malpas from the Master of Clinical Research Program, Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne.

Speakers:

  • Dr Charles Malpas
  • Dr Kara Martin
  • Professor Julie Simpson

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