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Tutorial 2 - Interpreting and Reporting Descriptive Statistics, Confidence Intervals, and Hypothesis Tests

Mar 10 2014 8:30AM - Mar 10 2014 12:00PM | Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress One Grand Cypress Boulevard Orlando, FLĀ 32836

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This 3-hour tutorial begins by defining a variable and progresses step-by-step through levels of measurement, how each level is reported with descriptive statistics, and how these statistics are applied and misapplied in biomedical research. Building on these concepts, the reasoning behind estimates, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing is presented. Participants learn the strengths and weaknesses of P values, estimates, and measures of precision when reporting research results.


Learning Objectives 

At the conclusion of this tutorial, participants should be able to:

  • Define the three most common levels of measurement used in biostatistics
  • Define and describe the proper use of the most common descriptive statistics used in biomedical research
  • Explain what a 95% confidence interval is and why it is valuable in reporting research
  • Discuss the hypothesis tests and related concepts

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