12.30-1.30pm, Wed 15th November 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor Elizabeth Stuart, Associate Dean for Education & Professor, Department of Mental Health, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Health Policy and Management, co-Director, Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research, and Associate Director, Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
With increasing attention being paid to the relevance of studies for real-world practice, there is growing interest in external validity and assessing whether the results seen in randomized trials would hold in target populations. While randomized trials yield unbiased estimates of the effects of interventions in the trial sample, they do not necessarily inform about what the effects would be in a target population. This talk will discuss design and analysis methods for assessing and increasing external validity.