Biostatistics-Anesthesiology Collaboration Project

Ways to improve research

  • An experienced researcher should be integrally involved in every project (mentors are very important!!)
  • Seek biostatistics support early
  • Plan early and a lot
    • Inform power calculations very well
    • Anticipate challenges (e.g., low response rates, non-adherence)
  • Research projects should be scrutinized closely (studio like sessions with AREC members)
  • Surveys themselves should be designed more carefully (100 item surveys are far less useful than 3 item ones).
  • We must use a good data entry interface and database management system. (it must be tested thoroughly).
  • Have a paper trail / documentation for everything you do with the data
Topic revision: r3 - 03 May 2010, JonathanSchildcrout

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