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We would like to invite you to the next Leeds/Bradford Royal Statistical Society (RSS) meeting on Thursday 16th October 2014. The meeting will be held at the University of Leeds and is entitled "Statistical Feasibility/Pilot studies in the design, conduct and evaluation of complex interventions".
The meeting will be held in Upper Chapel LR (1.04a), Main Building, Fairbairn House, University of Leeds, from 4-5pm with refreshments at 3:30pm. No registration is required and everyone is welcome, membership of RSS is not required to attend.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Lancaster
Feasibility/Pilot studies in the design, conduct and evaluation of complex interventions
Pilot/feasibility studies can be an essential part of trial preparation, particularly in planning complex interventions. The Medical Research Council's guidance document on complex interventions emphasises the importance of thorough groundwork in designing and evaluating complex interventions. However several studies have shown that there is a dearth of pilot studies in the literature that state they are specifically in preparation for a randomised controlled trial, and that give a clear list of key objectives relating to the pilot phase. This talk will provide an overview of the objectives of feasibility and pilot studies, consider statistical issues in the study design, and provide useful examples and references.
Leeds/Bradford RSS Local Group website: https://sites.google.com/site/rssleedsbradford/home
If you require further information please let me know,
Dr. Sarah Fleming
Secretary/Treasurer, RSS Leeds/Bradford Local Group, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, LICAMM, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.
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