We will explore the role of evidence in research. We will cover the different types of evidence and understand what is the role of the most common measure of evidence, the p-value, in research. Study design is arguably even more important than the p-value as an indicator of the level of evidence that a study can offer. We will talk about the different study designs, in particular, randomization, missing values, systematic biases and non-random sources of error, all of which contribute to the level of evidence of a given study.
This workshop is aimed at anyone from CAMH but will be specifically important to those involved in the research process. This workshop along with two others: Statistical Models, P-value and Power & The Role of Reproducibility and Replication in Science, that will be announced shortly, will be a pre-requisite for Advanced SPSS and SAS workshops to be held in the near future.