RCR: Describing and Defining Your Data (RCR/BERD workshop)


Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Online


About This Event

This workshop is first in a series of five workshops co-sponsored by CTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Core and the RCR Center. 

Describing and Defining Your Data, presented by Heather Eng, CTSI BERD.

Beginning with the assumption that a study has been designed, its aims and hypotheses clearly defined, and the data to be collected have been broadly identified, this workshop will address:

Part 1 - How to critically review your proposed data collection instruments, including issues of form design, validated vs standardized instruments, and foreign language translations. 

Part 2 – How to convert the Table of Measures from your grant proposal into a tool to document data collection sources and track form development, file transfer protocols, and versioning. 

Part 3 - How to create a data dictionary that can be used to build a data collection system.  Topics include variable naming conventions, types, codes, dependency, and validations (subject matter: data acquisition).

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