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Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences

Thursday 8 September 2016, 9.00AM to 4.30pm

Speaker(s): Various

The conference runs on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September 2016.

The conference will include one keynote, two invited presentations, and contributed presentations on all aspects of randomised trials in the social sciences. There will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss their own trials at a one-hour 'surgery'.

A workshop will be run on 7 September from 10.30 - 3.30pm.

Health Economics: Valuing Outcomes - Gerry Richardson, Kerry Bell, Belen Corbacho, Sarah Ronaldson and Eugena Stamuli. The session will cover the uses and usefulness of economic evaluation alongside RCTs, and in particular the choice of outcome measures and how the relative value of different outcomes could be assessed. The duration of RCTs and enhancing their usefulness to decision makers will also be discussed.

Statistics session: to stratify or not to stratify? - Catherine Hewitt, Caroline Fairhurst and Ada Keding. This session will explore the use of baseline factors in the design and analysis of randomised controlled trials, and will cover stratification during the randmoisation process, incorporating covariates into sample size calculations and the pros and cons of adjusting for covariates during the analysis.

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Location: University of York

Admission: Prices vary according to your attendance.