Stats Central Short Course: Sample Size and Power Calculations, November 26


Course Overview

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. Using practical examples, we will demonstrate how to perform sample size calculations for common designs in single-sample studies and for comparing groups, as well as discussing related issues such as multiple comparisons. A variety of useful software for power calculations will be highlighted.

Course outline:

This course will cover topics including:

  • Introduction and motivation

  • Basic principles of power and sample size calculations

  • Single-sample studies

  • Comparing groups: Common study designs

  • Complex power calculations

  • Other issues

Presenter and Expertise

Mark Donoghoe - Statistical Consultant


Requirement: You will need to bring your own laptop to the workshop.


Duration: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Location: UNSW Business School (E12), Level 1, Room 115, UNSW Kensington Campus
UNSW students: $125
UNSW staff: $250
External Student: $450
External: $600
Course fee includes morning tea and lunch.