223.690.01 THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF CLUSTER RANDOMIZED TRIALS
Covers the major concepts and methods in the design and analysis of trial in which the unit of randomization is a group of participants. Focuses on design: discusses unmatched, matched, stepped wedge, and other approaches, with particular attention paid to randomization and sample size considerations. Presents a variety of methods for the analysis of these correlated-outcomes studies. Includes special aspects of infectious disease interventions.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify when a cluster randomized trial may be preferable to an individually randomized trial
Determine optimal design strategies for enabling estimation of efficacy and effectiveness parameters of interest
Conduct and interpret statistical analyses appropriate to these designs
- Tuesday 3:30 - 5:20
Biostatistics 621, 622, 623, 624 or equivalent sequence.