Lectures and seminars

Fundamentals of statistical modelling in medical research

2016-05-1113:15 to 14:45 Falmakologen, Nanna Svartz väg 2, SolnaCampus Solna

The student representatives from the Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology are very
glad to invite you to the following seminar:

“Fundamentals of statistical modelling in medical research”
Matteo Bottai, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, Unit of Biostatistics,
Institute of Environmental Medicine

Research uses data to answer important scientific questions, and statistical models
often help summarize and interpret the findings. For example, logistic regression can
help assess the prevalence of a disease across levels of risk factors. In addition,
statistical modelling can make good use of a priori information, not contained in data.
For example, researchers may assume that height increases smoothly as children grow
older, hazard functions are proportional between levels of risk factors, or the distribution
of a variable of interest is skewed. The talk presents a number of examples from clinical
and epidemiologic research that illustrate how statistical modelling can be effectively
used to facilitate interpretation of complex data and augment the information contained
in them. It covers important issues like missing data, bias, prediction, and
generalizability of findings.

Contact person: Alva Wallas