Training Program Title

Why Studies Fail: Bias and Confounding

Contributor

Tufts CTSI

CTSA Hub Administered

yes

Competency Keywords

Study design, Biostatistics

Digital Commons Disciplines

Medical Education

Public

yes

Cost to Access

no

Competency Domains

Scientific Concepts and Research Design

Learning Objectives

1. Define the major types of epidemiologic bias – confounding, selection bias, and information bias

2. Identify strategies to prevent and control for bias

3. Develop an understanding of the connections between randomization, clinical practice and confounding by indication

4. Distinguish precision vs. validity, and internal vs. external validity

Delivery Method

Online

Target Learners

Principal Investigators

Learning Level

Skilled

Onboarding

no

Frequency

On demand

Time Needed

60 minutes

Associated Assessment

yes

Assessment Methods

Overall satisfaction, Learning outcomes

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