March 11-13, 2015, Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Dr. Donna Brogan, Emerita Professor in Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Location: Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
1518 Clifton Road
Grace Crum Rollins Building,
Atlanta, GA 30322
Registration Fee: $1000
Health researchers in academia, all levels of government, and business frequently need to conduct secondary analyses of publically available datasets from U.S. national and state health surveys that use probability sampling. However, training in this statistical specialty is not routinely included in public health degree programs. Health survey data (e.g. NHIS, NHANES, and BRFSS) obtained from probability sampling typically are stratified, clustered and weighted in accordance with the complex sampling plan that was used. Specialized survey software packages that recognize these design features must be used for valid statistical analyses and appropriate statistical inferences.
Researchers in disciplines other than health face the same issue with publically released complex survey data available in agriculture, manufacturing, economics, crime, housing, transportation, and education.
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