Sensible answers to strange questions: generating evidence in special circumstances
Designing a study usually involves consulting a statistician, typically to check the sample size is adequate and the analysis feasible. In this talk, however, I will discuss my role in the design of some studies that were definitely not typical. I will discuss the ways that some unusual research questions, in alcohol, in clinician behaviour and in alternative medicine, have led me to get involved with some interesting study designs. I will describe my experiences of leaving my statistician’s desk and computer to help collect data in the very real world and present some of the unusual papers that our students have contributed to on blood pressure measurement, alcohol and sobriety, and thermometry.

This is a free event and member of the public are welcome to attend.
Date: 5 June 2017, 17:15 (Monday, 7th week, Trinity 2017)
Venue: Rewley House, 1-7 Wellington Square OX1 2JA
Speaker: Professor Richard Stevens (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Department for Continuing Education
Organiser: Rebecca Chatterley (University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education)
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Part of: Evidence-Based Health Care Programme
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Rebecca Chatterley