Using Quantitative Bias Analysis with Epidemiologic Data

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Research Methodology
Department Name: DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis SACEMA

Objectives:

Quantitative bias analysis (QBA) provides a methodology for assessing the impact of bias on study results by making assumptions about the bias parameters. QBA allows for assessment of both the direction and magnitude of systematic error and gives an estimate of effect (or a series of estimates of effect) that would have occurred had the bias been absent, assuming the bias parameters are correct. Such analyses allow investigators to go beyond speculation about the bias in discussion section of manuscripts and can be a powerful tool for quantifying the impact of such biases.

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Contact
Duration: 3 days
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: MW Paradza
Contact Person Email: mwparadza@sun.ac.za
Latest Year Offered: 2019