Training Program Title

Bias and Confounding in Clinical Research

Contributor

Tufts CTSI

Digital Commons Disciplines

Medical Education

Public

yes

Cost to Access

no

Competency Domains

Scientific Concepts and Research Design

Learning Objectives

Define the major types of epidemiologic bias – confounding, selection bias, and information bias Identify ways to prevent bias Explain the differences between precision and validity Discuss the framework for assessing valid statistical association using alternative explanations of chance, bias and confounding Interpret p-values and confidence intervals to assess the role of chance Distinguish between external validity (generalizability) and internal validity Identify strategies to control for potential confounders.

Delivery Method

Online

Target Learners

Principal Investigators

Learning Level

Fundamental

Frequency

On demand

Associated Assessment

no

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