< Back
EMWA Logo EMWA Logo

Basics of Medical Statistics for Medical Writers Part 2

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Professional Techniques
Code:
PTF41
Duration:
03:00:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is aimed at medical writers who would like to improve their understanding of statistics. Prior attendance at “Basics of medical statistics for medical writers part 1” is not required; however, it is assumed that participants are already familiar with basic statistical concepts such as P values and estimation. Anyone who is not confident in their understanding of such concepts is encouraged to attend “Basics of medical statistics for medical writers part 1” before taking this workshop.
Objective:
To help medical writers to understand the some of the statistical techniques used in clinical research (both in clinical trials and epidemiological research).
Content:
· Brief review of the basics: P values, confidence intervals etc · Regression analysis · Intent to treat and per protocol analyses · Missing data · Interim analyses · Primary and secondary analyses The workshop will focus on what medical writers need to know about statistics to be able to present them in reports and publications, and not on mathematical details. Please note that there is some overlap between this workshop and workshop PTF40, "Statistical testing". However, anyone interested in learning more about statistics should not be afraid of attending both workshops, as the material will be presented in different ways, which can often be a helpful way of consolidating learning.