A Practical Guide to Cluster Randomised Trials and Stepped Wedge Design - 16th - 20th April 2018
Based on the book 'A Practical Guide to Cluster Randomised Trials in Health Services Research' by Sandra Eldridge and Sally Kerry. The course incorporates developments in methodology since the book was written and, in particular, now includes substantial material on stepped wedge designs. The course is offered as a three day introductory course, a two day advanced course or as a comprehensive 5 day course combining the introductory and advanced courses.
This course is for anyone involved in the design, conduct, analysis or reporting of a pragmatic trials in the academic or NHS sector. The course will be of interest to new principal investigators, research nurses, PhD students, early career researchers and trial managers.
The topics covered include the importance of pragmatic trials in healthcare, designing interventions, randomisation, choosing outcomes, sample size considerations, ethics, trial set-up, recruitment, trial management, data collection, quality control, quality assurance, adverse event reporting, statistical analysis, trial analysis, economic analysis, CONSORT and trial reporting.