330.624.11 Applied Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
- Mental Health
- Summer Inst. term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Mon 06/18/2012 - Tue 06/19/2012
- Class Times:
- M Tu, 8:30am - 4:30pm
A very basic understanding of statistics.
Introduces the concepts of power calculation and sample size estimation. Briefly discusses the theory behind analytic and simulation-based approaches to estimating the power or sample size needed for a proposed hypothesis test. Examines effect sizes and realistic models under which power should be calculated. Discusses effective presentation of power calculations for grant proposals, including graphs. Compares examples of popular software, including R, SAS and STATA.
- Learning Objectives:
- Interpret commonly used effect sizes
- Perform power calculations or sample size estimations for a proposed study
- Perform simulation-based estimates of power
- Methods of Assessment:
Assessment will be a project consisting of a multi-aim power calculation section for a proposal. Proposal can be from the student’s work, subject to instructor approval, or provided by the instructor.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Special Comments:
Students are expected to bring a laptop computer, with the software of choice installed, to perform course exercises.