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12:30-13:30pm in Room 3, Gibson Building

The sessions would be useful for anyone considering carrying out database research (e.g. using CPRD) for the first time, although will obviously be unpolished at this stage. Free for anyone who is interested (bring your own lunch).

The practice sessions timetabled so far are as follows:

  • 29th May – Edouard Mathieu (Data Linkage – Students will learn why/ how data linkage can be useful and some of the practical difficulties associated with linking)
  • 31st May – Richard Stevens (Governance and Approvals – Discussion of the ethical requirements when conducting database research and issues of data governance and security)
  • 5th June – Margaret Smith and Emily McFadden (Addressing confounding - Key methods available to address confounding in routinely collected will be discussed)
  • 14th June – Ben Cairns (Specialist study designs - An overview of specialist methods relevant to database research, such as the self-controlled case series)
  • 19th June – Sarah Stevens and Richard Stevens (Statistical traps and how to escape them – multiple testing, immortal time bias and missing data)