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This course is 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.
Who this course is for
Anyone involved or with an interest 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, statisticians, research nurses, PhD students, early career researchers and trial managers.
Introductory course content
The introductory course covers:
- Introduction to design
- Principles of health economics,
- Avoiding bias and process evaluations
- Introduction to analysis and sample size calculations.
Advanced course content
The advanced course covers
Health economic analysis
Sample size calculations