2019 - August
No difference does not imply equivalence: misuse of P values in equivalence/non-inferiority testing
There has been growing interest in studies to determine if new therapies have equivalent or non-inferior efficacies to standard therapy. These studies are called equivalence/noninferiority studies. This talk will describe the concepts and statistical methods involved in testing equivalence/non-inferiority, and its difference to superiority testing. We will demonstrate with examples the setup of specific margins and null hypotheses, the use and interpretation of confidence intervals as well as how to avoid the misuse of P values in equivalence/non-inferiority testing.
The talk will be about 30 minutes long and will be followed by time for discussion. We'll move on after our talk to Hacky Hour (Penny Lane Café, 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm) where people can get help on statistics and bioinformatics, high performance computing and other data-related things.
Speaker: Zhixin Liu, Statistical Consultant, Stats Central.
Date and Time: Thursday, 8th August 2019, 2.30 pm to 3.00 pm Please note new starting time for our seminars!
Location: Central Lecture Block, Theatre 5, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
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