Delaware Chapter, ASA
Dinner Meeting: November 2003
Speaker: Timothy W.Victor
CNS Epidemiology and Disease Modeling
Title: Measurement of Change
Measuring the magnitude of change in an attribute due to an intervention is the focus of most clinical trials. The "change from baseline" strategy is often employed, whereby scores are formed by substracting pre-test scores from post-test scores, to measure the effect of intervention. Although the unsuitability of such scores has long been discussed, they are still commonly used, even by some otherwise sophisticated investigators. Several strategies for analyzing change will be presented and discussed. Finally, the interpretation of clinical trial data and the subsequent decisions thereof shall be explained from the perspective of measurement and statistical conclusion validity.
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Date: Thursday, November 20, 2003
Time: Social hour -- 6:00 pm
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm
Place: Newark Holiday Inn
Oliver's Restaurant map
Menu: Appetizer: Fruit Cup
Salad: Caesar salad
Entree: Chicken Medallions & Vegetable Marsala
Dessert: Pie Slices
Cost: $25 for members, $15 for students ($5 for talk only)
Lidia Rejto by Tuesday, November 18, 2003. Phone: 302-831-8034 Fax: 302-831-6243 Email: Lidia Rejto.
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