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23 May 2019
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • University of Melbourne
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
8.30am-4.20pm

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

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

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 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 and
  • 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.

Other speakers include: 

Dr Charles Malpas, Clinical Outcomes Research Unit (CORe) at the Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Dr Kara Martin, Statistician, Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria

Prof Julie Simpson, Head, Biostatistics Unit at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Places are limited

*Please note this session is open to VCCC partner organisation staff only. 

Please contact Erin Turner (erin.turner@unimelb.edu.au) if you have any questions.

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