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This tutorial will introduce basic statistical concepts that are fundamental to clinical research. It is designed for individuals with some exposure to statistics (either through course work or on-the-job experience) that is equivalent to an introductory statistics course. While a few formulae are included for individuals who are interested in computational details, the overall emphasis of the tutorial will be on the application of statistical concepts to clinical investigation.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry involved in clinical research, medical affairs, medical writing, and other disciplines, who need to be familiar with statistical concepts.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss basic statistical concepts such as variability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and p-values;
  • Compare various study designs including techniques to avoid bias;
  • Use statistical terminology with ease;
  • Distinguish information needed for determining sample size.