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Clinical ResearchStatisticsStatistical AnalysisStatistical Hypothesis Testing
Os alunos fazendo este Course são
  • Medical Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Scientists
  • Nurses

100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.

Aprox. 23 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...


Legendas: Inglês

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

5 horas para concluir

Getting things started by defining study types

11 vídeos (Total 45 mín.), 11 leituras, 2 testes
11 videos
About the course2min
Observing and intervening: Observational & experimental studies3min
Observing and describing: Case series studies3min
Comparing groups: Case-control studies3min
Collecting data at one point in time: Cross-sectional studies3min
Studying a group with common traits: Cohort studies4min
Let's intervene: Experimental studies6min
Working with existing research: Meta-analysis and Systematic Review4min
Doing a literature search: Part 14min
Doing a literature search: Part 26min
11 leituras
How this course works10min
Pre-course survey10min
Study types10min
Key notes: Observational and experimental studies10min
Key notes: Case series studies10min
Key notes: Case-control studies10min
Key notes: Cross-sectional studies10min
Key notes: Cohort studies10min
Key notes: Experimental studies10min
Key notes: Meta-analysis and systematic review10min
Peer review introduction10min
1 exercício prático
Test your knowledge: Study types16min
4 horas para concluir

Describing your data

15 vídeos (Total 64 mín.), 12 leituras, 4 testes
15 videos
Some key concepts: Definitions4min
Data types1min
Arbitary classification: Nominal categorical data1min
Natural ordering of attributes: Ordinal categorical data2min
Measurements and numbers: Numerical data types3min
How to tell the difference: Discrete and continuous variables3min
Measures of central tendency5min
Measures of dispersion6min
(Optional) Setting up spreadsheet software to do your own analysis3min
(Optional) Descriptive statistics using spreadsheet software9min
Making inferences: Sampling5min
Types of sampling3min
Case study 19min
12 leituras
Key notes: Definitions10min
Key notes: Data types10min
Key notes: Nominal categorical data10min
Key notes: Ordinal categorical data10min
Key notes: Numerical data types10min
Key notes: Discrete and continuous variables10min
Key notes: Describing the data10min
Key notes: Measures of central tendency10min
Key notes: Measures of dispersion10min
Visual representation of data10min
Key notes: Sampling10min
Key notes: Types of sampling10min
4 exercícios práticos
Test your knowledge: Data types10min
Test your knowledge: Measures of central tendency and dispersion10min
Test your knowledge: Sampling10min
Week 2 Graded Quiz20min
4 horas para concluir

Building an intuitive understanding of statistical analysis

14 vídeos (Total 78 mín.), 12 leituras, 4 testes
14 videos
Working out the probability: Rolling dice5min
Area under the curve: Continuous data types4min
Introduction to the central limit theorem: The heart of probability theory1min
Asymmetry and peakedness: Skewness and Kurtosis4min
Learning from the lotto: Combinations4min
Approximating a bell-shaped curve: The central limit theorem4min
Patterns in the data: Distributions2min
The bell-shaped curve: Normal distribution3min
Plotting a sample statistic: Sampling distribution7min
Standard normal distribution: Z distribution9min
Estimating population parameters: t-distribution3min
(Optional) Generating random data point values using spreadsheet software6min
Case study 217min
12 leituras
Key notes: P-values10min
Key notes: Rolling dice10min
Key notes: Continuous data types10min
Introduction to the central limit theorem10min
Key notes: Skewness and kurtosis10min
Key notes: Combinations10min
Key notes: Central limit theorem10min
Key notes: Distributions10min
Key notes: Normal distribution10min
Key notes: Sampling distribution10min
Key notes: Z-distribution10min
Key notes: The t-distibution10min
4 exercícios práticos
Test your knowledge: Probability10min
Test your knowledge: The central limit theorem10min
Test your knowledge: Distributions10min
Week 3 Graded Quiz20min
4 horas para concluir

The important first steps: Hypothesis testing and confidence levels

8 vídeos (Total 33 mín.), 6 leituras, 3 testes
8 videos
Testing assumptions: Null and alternative hypothesis3min
Is there a difference?: Alternative Hypothesis4min
Type I and II: Hypothesis testing errors3min
Introduction to confidence intervals3min
How confident are you?: Confidence levels3min
Interval estimation: Confidence intervals3min
(Optional) Calculating confidence intervals using spreadsheet software10min
6 leituras
Key notes: Null and alternative hypothesis10min
Key notes: Alternative hypothesis10min
Key notes: Hypothesis errors10min
Key notes: Introduction to confidence intervals10min
Key notes: Confidence levels10min
Key notes: Confidence intervals10min
2 exercícios práticos
Testing your knowledge: Hypothesis10min
Test your knowledge: Confidence intervals10min
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Principais avaliações do Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics

por AMDec 16th 2018

Klopper MD is a great teacher. There are other courses from another top universities about this topic, but I think this is my favourite. This the shortest in duration and most comprehensive among all.

por LKJul 29th 2017

Great course!! it is gonna provide you a good foundation in clinical studies if you want to start your career in clinical research! Clear explanation and comprehensive case study! highly recommended!



Juan H Klopper

Department of Surgery

Sobre Universidade da Cidade do Cabo

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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