NB-IRDT Workshop Series: Using Regression Models - Part 1

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AT
Wu Conference Centre
6 Duffie Drive
Fredericton, NB

Workshop 1: Describing and Comparing Populations 

At the heart of regression modelling are the measures used to describe and compare populations of interest. Key measures include incidence rate, prevalence and probability, as well as comparative measures such as risk difference, odds ratio and hazard ratio, among others. This workshop will focus on developing a conceptual understanding of the purpose and key components of effect measures and their application in helping us describe and compare the world around us.

Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop the audience will be able to:

  • Define statistics used to describe and compare populations
  • Identify key components of effect measures     
  • Select an appropriate effect measure for the research design
  • Interpret confidence intervals around effect measure

About the NB-IRDT Workshop Series

This one-day workshop is offered as a part of a three-part series intended for individuals who are familiar with statistics and want to learn about using regression modelling:

  • March 12 - Workshop 1: Describing and Comparing Populations
  • April 16 - Workshop 2: Selecting a Regression Model
  • May 14 - Workshop 3: Building a Regression Model

Each workshop can be taken on its own; it is not necessary to take all three workshops. The workshops use population-based data for guided examples but methods taught are applicable to data collected for many purposes, such as in clinical research or survey studies. This workshop series is led by Dr. Sandra Magalhaes, an epidemiologist and researcher at the New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT).  Each workshop is catered. Seating is limited. This session is being offered in English only.

Learn more and register

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 09:00 to 16:00