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Courses provided by SCU/CSTAR@UL

Training Schedule - Upcoming Courses

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Research Methodology and Statistical Courses offered by the SCU

To enrol for any of these courses please contact the CSTAR team on cstar@ul.ie to request a registration form. EHS's PhD's and School of Education PhD students can enrol for free as long as they have their Supervisor’s approval. For others fees can be paid by internal transfer within UL from depts/centres etc or can be paid directly. Numbers will be limited so please contact us asap if you wish to attend. Actual venues etc will be communicated after enrolment a few days before each course to all registered attendees.

Research Methodology and Statistical Courses offered by the SCU.

Latest Series of courses

Course Duration Time Date
Srtructural Equation Modelling 2 days 9:30-16:30 17th & 18th Jan 2019 (Thurs & Fri)
Introductory NVIVO? 1 day 9:30-16:30 23rd Jan 2019 (Weds)
Analysing data with NVIVO?** 1 day  9:30-16:30 24th Jan 2019 (Thurs)
Introductory R 1 day 9:30-16:30 25th January 2019 (Fri)

 

CSTAR Courses May 2019 @ UL Duration Time Date
Questionnaire Design✝ 1 Day 9:30-16:30 14th May 2019 (Tuesday)
Introduction to SPSS 1 Day 9:30-16:30 16th May2019 (Thursday)
Basic Statistics for Researchers  2 Days 9:30-16:30 17th & 20th May 2019 (Friday & Monday)
Exploring Relationships & Regression Analyses (using SPSS) 1 Day 9:30-16:30 21st May 2019 (Tuesday)
       
Introductory NVIVO? 1 Day 9:30-16:30 22nd May 2019 (Wednesday)
Analysing data with NVIVO?* 1 Day 9:30-16:30 23rd  May 2019 (Thursday)

✝ After the course participants will be able to send their draft questionnaires for review by SCU/CSTAR consultants.

? Full post-workshop support by telephone, e-mail and on-line one-to-one direct desktop support and consultancy for the life of your current project.

** This course should only be taken after attending the Introductory NVIVO course, or after some experience using NVIVO.

To enrol for any of these courses please contact the CSTAR team on cstar@ul.ie to request a registration form. EHS's PhD's and EPS's PhD students can enrol for free. For others; fees can be paid by internal transfer within UL from depts/centres etc or can be paid directly. Numbers will be limited so please contact us asap if you wish to attend. Actual venues etc will be communicated after enrolment a few days before each course to all registered attendees.

CSTAR courses UCD

Workshop 1- 'Effective Transfer of Knowledge & Skills for the Conduct of Clinical Trials - an Interactive Workshop'

Hosts - Prof Mary Codd & Courtney McDermott (CSTAR)

Date & time - 11 April 2019, 9:00 – 12:30

Location - UCD Charles Institute Seminar Room (1st Floor)

Fee - Students €25 General Admission €50

To register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/health-research-board-trials-methodology-research-network-hrb-tmrn-7820712436

This Workshop will explore: the knowledge and skills required to conduct and report on clinical trials; the training, mentoring and support needed through the process; and the expertise required of supervisors/mentors to effectively impart research skills, and to support students of varying backgrounds and capacities. Topics to be covered include: Developing Research Questions for RCTs; Trial Design; Sample Size Estimation for RCTs; Measurement / Endpoints in RCTs; Collecting and Managing RCT Data; and The Dreaded Statistics!

Workshop 2- ‘An Overview of Approaches for Managing Missing Data in Clinical Trails’

Host – Prof. Mary Codd & Courtney McDermott (CSTAR)

Date & Time - 11 April 2019, 14:00 – 16:30

Location - UCD Charles Institute Seminar Room (1st Floor)

Fee - Students €25, General Admission €50

To register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/health-research-board-trials-methodology-research-network-hrb-tmrn-7820712436

This Workshop will explore: missing data and the ways in which they arise; patterns and mechanisms of missing data; biases and loss of power introduced by missing data; techniques to compensate for missing data; and missingness in “sensitive” questions, demonstrated with an example from a real dataset. Topics to be covered include: Missing Data Mechanisms; Biases and Loss of Power in Analysis; Multiple Imputation; Maximum Likelihood within Structural Equation Modelling; and Sensitive Questions in Surveys.

Previous courses - Masterclass December 2018 Finally a joint CSTAR@UL/HRI masterclass will be held on December 6-7th on 'Statistical Issues in Clinical Research' taught by Prof Stephen Senn, Edinburgh. This course will run from 9:30-5:30 day 1 and 9-3:00 day 2 and will be held at UHL. It will include the following topics i.e. Philosophy (Causality and thinking statistically); Theory (An elementary explanation of the differences between Bayesians and  frequentists). Practical (Design, allocation to treatment and sample size determination.) Baseline and Covariate Information (if, when and how to adjust Measuring Treatment Effects(Transformations, dichotomies, intention to treat, missing data and multiplicity) Beyond the Single Centre Parallel Group Trial (Multi-centre trials, cross-over trials and cluster randomised trials) Beyond average effects? (Subgroups, personalised medicine, n-of.1 trials and real world data).  Although mainly aimed at those involved in health research it could also be useful for those making similar decisions in their analyses. A basic statistical knowledge is all that is required. FREE to HRI members. External fees €250 for the 2 day course.There will be a limit on numbers so please enrol early if you can. 

To enrol for any of these courses please contact the CSTAR team on cstar@ul.ie  to request a registration form. Numbers will be limited so please contact us asap if you wish to attend.