9am session – Statistics Bootcamp 101 for health librarians and library technicians
Instructor: Dr. Penny Brasher, Biostatistician
The learning objectives for the statistics bootcamp are:
- Outline role of biostatisticians in clinical medicine; the good, bad & ugly
- What to look for in well-designed clinical trials & systematic reviews
- Reporting re: search strategies
- Define concepts such as quantitative vs. qualitative methods
- Discuss descriptive statistics and compare to inferential statistics
- Estimation, sample size, confidence intervals
- Reporting mechanisms such as CONSORT, QUORUM, PRISMA guidelines
Delivery: Lecture; handouts; small group exercises; reporting back about article critiques, etc.
Existing knowledge: Establish participants’ level of knowledge in order to tailor the session accordingly. Some pre-reading. Articles to read before workshop include Greenhalgh in BMJ for “non-statistician”.
1pm session: Making Sense of Health Statistics 2013
Instructors: Andrea Cameron, SFU Liaison Librarian
The learning objectives for this health statistics workshop are to:
- Increase confidence and understanding in answering statistical queries
- Learn the difference between data and statistics
- Share in effective strategies and tools to find the right source
- Survey key (and free) Canadian and international statistical sources
- Answer actual statistics questions
Content: Data vs. statistics, CANSIM; negotiating statistical questions and metaguides and secondary sources; Statistics Canada; The Daily, Census information and Beyond StatsCan
Delivery: Lecture; handouts; question & answer; etc.
Existing knowledge: Establish participants’ level of knowledge to tailor session; some pre-reading. http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Finding_medical_/_health_care_statistics_online