Randomised Trials in Educational Research
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include : Robert Coe (University of Durham), Diana
Elbourne (University of London), Laurence Moore
(Cardiff University), Ricky Taylor (Government Chief
Social Researcher's Office, The Prime Minister's Strategy Unit) and
Carole Togerson (University of York).
The aims of this introductory session are to:
It is assumed
that participants will have an interest in consuming or undertaking studies
using a quasi-experimental or randomised controlled trial design as part
of their current or future research.
|09:30 - 10:00||Tea and coffee on arrival.|
|10:00 - 11:00||Introduction
and overview followed by:
Ricky Taylor from the Government Chief Social Researcher's Office of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit on the importance of trials and experimental research to policy development, and
Carole Torgerson speaking from a reviewer's perspective about systematic reviews and meta-analyses of RCTs to address questions of effectiveness.
|11:00 - 11:15||Tea and coffee.|
|11:15 - 13:00||
Moore, Robert Coe, and Diana Elbourne presenting
examples of their own trials.
|13:00 - 13:45||Buffet lunch.|
|13:45 - 15:15||
facilitated by presenters in previous session - participants to discuss
the design and conduct of a trial to evaluate a specific (hypothetical)
intervention. These workshops will discuss significant issues that may
arise in conducting RCTs, including those identified before lunch as well
as the following:
|15:15 - 15:30||Tea and coffee.|
|15:30 - 16:30||Discussion on the results of the workshops, with discussants from each.|
The cost of the event is free to members of the TLRP, and all travel and other costs can be met by the RCBN for TLRP researchers. For more information about financial support in attending this event please contact the RCBN. For non-TLRP researchers there is a cost of £54 per person. Lunch and refreshments are included.
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