Skip main navigation

Hurry, only 9 days left to get one year of Unlimited learning for £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only. T&Cs apply

Find out more

Introduction: Statistical Application

Introduction: Statistical Application

In this video, Prof. Mary Ferrill first introduces herself and her colleagues who work on this course as well.

The goal of these sessions is to provide an understanding of how to interpret and evaluate certain principles found in the medical literature.

CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) is significant in analyzing clinical trials, which can provide checklists and examples of good and bad studies in each area.

The most important take-home message is to be the person who really wants to evaluate the literature. Don’t be a person who doesn’t read paper. You will learn nothing.

There are two learning objectives for this course; one is to determine the possible statistical errors (alpha or beta) that can occur, and the other one is to determine which parameters are appropriate for use with the most common statistical tests used in the medical literature.

Finally, when we are evaluating results from hypothesis testing, what will be the possible outcomes for superiority testing? Please share your answers below.

This article is from the free online

Evidence-Based Medicine in Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now