September 8, 2016
20 - 30 Minutes (Each Course)
David M. Murray, Ph.D., Office of Disease Prevention, NIH
NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
This is a free, 7-part, self-paced online course with instructional slide sets, readings, and guided activities.
- Part 1 provides an introduction and overview of the three kinds of randomized trials and their distinguishing characteristics.
- Part 2 considers the design of group-randomized trials (GRTs).
- Part 3 discusses analytical approaches to GRTs and individually randomized group-treatment trials (IRGTs).
- Part 4 explores important power and sample size considerations for GRTs.
- Part 5 provides examples of GRTs from the Health Care Systems Collaboratory, a project funded by the NIH.
- Part 6 reviews recent practices in GRTs and IRGTs based on literature reviews.
- Part 7 examines alternative designs to evaluate interventions in comparison to GRTs and IRGTs.