Sample Size and Power Calculations - Short Course Nov 7


Power calculations and sample size determination are essential parts of planning a scientific study. In this one-day course we will introduce the basic principles of precision-based and power-based sample size calculations. We will demonstrate how to perform sample size calculations for various outcome types in single-sample studies and for comparing groups, as well as discussing related issues such as multiple comparisons. This course will highlight some useful R packages and provide the tools for running basic simulations in R.

Course outline:

  • Introduction and motivation

  • Basic principles of power and sample size calculations

  • Single-sample studies

  • Comparing groups: normally-distributed outcomes

  • Comparing groups: other outcome types

  • Complex power calculations via simulation

  • Other issues

Course fees include morning and afternoon teas and lunches.

Duration: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Location: Law Theatre G23, UNSW Law Building (F8)
Bring your own laptop computer.
UNSW students: $100
UNSW staff: $200
External: $500