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Short Course: Power and Sample Size for Multilevel and Longitudinal Study Designs

Course Overview

This three-day course will give scientists training for calculating power and sample size for multilevel and longitudinal studies.  The course is accessible to all, from graduate students to senior researchers, and requires only basic statistical background.

Previous Dates and Locations

Host Location Date Registration Deadline
University of Colorado Denver Aurora, CO January 20-22, 2016 Monday, January 4, 2016
University of Florida Gainesville, FL May 18-20, 2016 Monday, April 25, 2016

Future Dates and Locations

More pending…

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand a framework and strategy for study planning
  • Write study aims as testable hypotheses
  • Describe a longitudinal and multilevel study design
  • Write a statistical analysis plan
  • Plan a sampling design for subgroups, e.g. racial and ethnic
  • Demonstrate the feasibility of recruitment
  • Describe expected missing data and dropout
  • Write a power and sample size analysis that is aligned with the planned statistical analysis
  • Write the design, analysis, power and sample size sections for a grant
  • Use expert feedback to improve the product

Deadlines and Registration

We are planning to present new instances of the short course starting in spring 2017.

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