December 13-14, 2019
Sample size calculation or estimation is important feature in designing any clinical research study. An adequate estimate (not less and not more) of sample size is important for ethical, scientific and logistic reasons. This workshop will introduce the statistical principles and concept behind sample size calculation and will provide practical introduction to sample size determination through essential steps including the design of a study, primary and secondary outcome variables, hypothesis test, significance and power to detect minimum clinically important difference. For the sample size calculation, examples from the public health and clinical medicine will be used to highlight the problems related with sample size determination. Microsoft Excel / G-power software will be used for practical in this workshop.
Who can participate?
The short course is intended for clinicians, nurses, epidemiologists, psychologists, physiotherapists, biochemists, statisticians, social scientists, PhD students, and public health researchers who are involved in research design and protocol preparation, statistical analysis, manuscript writing, review of journal article and supervising researchers in their academic areas.
Candidates should bring their own laptops with Excel and G-power will be installed
Course Fee and Accommodation
Course fee Rs. 4,000/- (Inclusive of 18% GST) should be paid in full by 2nd December 2019. Payments can be made by Demand Draft in favor of “Christian Medical College Vellore Association” account, Payable at Vellore. The number of participants is limited to 40 and registration will be done on first come first served basis. Course fee includes Course Material, Lunch and Refreshments.
Participants will have to bear their own expenses for travel, boarding and lodging. Organizers may arrange basic accommodation with A/C facility in the college campus on request by first come first serve basis. Only limited accommodation is available hence preference will be given to the female participants. Also, list of hotels in Vellore has been provided below. Those who would like to stay outside, please contact them directly to book your accommodation.