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Research Design Analysis Methods Program

Research Design Analysis Methods Program (RAMP) for Study Coordinators is an educational initiative sponsored by NUCATS to provide training in the primary components of health research design and analysis, with materials and content specifically designed for study coordinators.  

RAMP for Study Coordinators consists of four modules of paired didactic and hands-on sessions. Attendees will be formally introduced to design concepts and analytic methods during didactic sessions and will interact directly with data to perform statistical analyses using Stata during hands-on sessions. 

Research study coordinators or other interested individuals may attend all modules or only a subset. Attendance at the didactic session for a module is required to attend the hands-on session. No prior experience with Stata or data analysis is required. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP15198, for one contact hour for each didactic or hands-on Stata session attended.

Didactic sessions are held on Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. at the locations indicated below. Hands-on Stata sessions are located at Galter LRC and are from 2-3 p.m., 3-4 p.m., or 4-5 p.m. depending on student sign up. They’re free to all research study coordinators and other interested individuals. Due to very high demand, registration is currently closed. Please check back for more information on future sessions.

For more information, contact dscholtens@northwestern.edu.

Modules

Module 1: Data Along the Research Path

Trace research data from study design through publication and learn how data are viewed at various points during study conduct and analysis.
Didactic session: Jan. 11
Hands-on Stata session: Jan. 18

Module 2: The Mysterious Math of Medical Research

Dispel the mystery behind statistical quantities of research data, learn how these quantities are used to draw conclusions and identifies links.
Didactic session: Jan. 25
Hands-on Stata session: Feb. 1

Module 3: Patient Reported Outcomes - Measuring Subjective Experience

Explore the systematic query of subjective patient experience using PROs and learn how PRO tools can accurately estimate patient experience.
Didactic session: Feb. 8, Kellogg 150 (Wieboldt Hall, 340 E. Superior)
Hands-on Stata session: Feb. 15, Galter LRC (303 E. Chicago Ave)

Module 4: Day-to-Day Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials

Survey statistical concepts underlying Phase I, II and III clinical trial design and conduct by assessing commonly used trial design and analysis strategies.
Didactic session: Feb. 22, Kellogg 150 (Wieboldt Hall, 340 E. Superior)
Hands-on Stata session: March 1, Galter LRC (303 E. Chicago Ave)

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