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Health Sciences Common Special Lecture IV, VIII

[http://minato.sip21c.org/ebhc/index-e.html] Latest update: 6 August 2019 (Tue)

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1. Aims of the lecture

For properly conducting health related research, basic knowledge of research design and statistics will be given.

In principle, the lecture is done in Japanese. Foreign students may ask the lecturer individually if necessary.

The text written in Japaneses [pdf format], latest version is on 24th July 2019 is freely available (Comments are welcome).

Caution! There is no lecture on June 12 and July 10. Lecture for experimental data anaylsis is given at Saturday afternoon on July 27.

2. Program

  1. The very basics of health research (Apr 10, handout in Japanese)
  2. Basic terms in health/epidemiologic research (Apr 17, presentation, exercise: If you are absent on this day, you'll have to submit the answered exercise via e-mail.)
  3. Sample size issues (Apr 24, handout in English) (cf. E-learning course on ICRweb is useful.)
  4. Research design (mostly experimental study design) (May 8, handout) [A review paper pdf for crossover design]
  5. Data entry, missing data, graphical check (May 15, Excel format sample data)
  6. Hypothesis testing, SD and SE. Test of the location difference (May 22, handout in English)
  7. Test of proportion difference, Cross tabulation and its analysis (May 29, handout)
  8. ANOVA and Multiple comparison (June 5, handout)
  9. Correlation, Regression and its application: Analysis of Covariance and Logistic Regression (June 19, handout)
  10. Geographic information data analysis and spatial epidemiology (June 26, Special Lecture given by Dr. Susumu Tanimura)
  11. Repeated measurement: Comparison of location parameters among 3 or more groups with corresponding data, Kappa statistics, McNemar's test (July 3, handout, Bhapkar's test code)
  12. Evaluation of performances of diagnostic testing: ROC and Bland-Altman plot and the method to summarize systematic review: meta-analysis (July 17, handout for ROC and Bland-Altman plotChandout for meta-analysis)
    Example of meta-analysis: Is sperm concentration decreasing over the world?
  13. Survival analysis (handout in EnglishCref. in Japanese) (July 24)
  14. Experimental data analysis (July 27 [Sat], Given by Dr. Tokuhara, 13:10-16:20)
  15. Mini test (July 31, If you cannot take this exam, please inform me in advance.) (exam with answer in pdf (in Japanese))

3. Evaluation

Based on the mini-reports and mini-test.


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