Delaware Chapter, ASA
Dinner Meeting: October 2012
Meeting location: Townsend Hall on the University of Delaware campus -- Commons Area. Townsend Hall
Dennis Sweitzer, PhD|
Randomization: Too important to gamble with
Meeting slides (pdf).
Meeting slides (PowerPoint).
Randomization is a central part of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) which are considered the 'gold standard' of clinical evidence. This talk is a basic introduction to the topic of randomization: It outlines how randomization is key to reducing various kinds of bias in a study; Explains several common randomization techniques; Proposes measurements of predictability and imbalance of a randomization method; And compares the performance of the methods in a series of simulations.
Dennis Sweitzer, is Principal Biostatistician at Medidata Solutions providing cross-functional statistical support and development of cloud based clinical trial software systems. He has nearly 20 experience in statistics, clinical trials, data mining and simulation, including 14 years at AstraZeneca.
|Date:||Thursday, October 18, 2012
|Time:||Social time -- 6:00 pm
Buffet -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm
South College Ave.
University of Delaware
Newark, DE Directions/Map
|Menu:||(Catered by Aramark, University of Delaware Food Services)|
|Cost:||$20 for members/others, students $5, FREC students free|
|Note:||Please be sure to RSVP by this date. Aramark requires an accurate count of the number of plates three days prior to an event, and we pay by the plate.|
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