Study Design2017-01-17T22:35:34+01:00

Study Design

What to consider when planning the sample size for a non-interventional study

The determination of an "adequate" sample size is an essential part of the statistical planning process. Depending on your type of non-interventional study design and your specific study objectives, there are different approaches for the planning of your sample size [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Biostatistics, Study Design|Tags: , , , |

Acting out? Points to consider when planning to involve actigraphy measurements into your study design

From a medical perspective, addressing concepts of physical activity and activity capacity, vital signs (like heart rate or blood pressure), and/or sleep quality in a real-time manner rather than a snap-shot at a visit, make perfect sense and could enrich the value story of novel therapies. However, when planning to involve actigraphy measurements into your study design, there are several points to be considered, including issues of validity, data transfer and data analysis [...]

The “Do’s and Don’ts” when searching clinical trials registers

Searching clinical trial registers is a “must have” in clinical research and evidence based medicine. However, the different registers have their unique characteristics and there are several issues to be kept in mind when searching clinical trial registers, especially when the standards of evidence based medicine need to be fulfilled [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: Study Design, Value Dossier|Tags: , , |

Databases for systematic literature searches

Systematic literature searches are an essential tool of evidence based medicine and as such unavoidable in almost every part of medical research. Their aim is to identify as much available evidence regarding a specific scientific question as possible, by use of a focused, pre-defined and unbiased search strategy.

By |December 6th, 2016|Categories: Study Design, Value Dossier|Tags: , |
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