Preventing Failed Interventions in Behavioral Research [EL027]

Course highlights

EC points

1.4

Start date

07-02-2022

End date

11-02-2022

Course days

Monday to Friday

Faculty

Dr. Annemerle Beerthuizen

Course fee

€ 910

Location

Online

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Students should have basic statistical knowledge and basic knowledge about study design.

Disciplines

  • Medical Psychology

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

The success and common risk factors of trials

This course elaborates on successful ingredients for different phases of an intervention study: design, data collection and implementation. The focus is on learning from encountered difficulties, mistakes and failures from previous research and researchers. Questions that will be addressed are for instance:

  • How do you choose the most suitable research design?
  • How do you ensure that the protocol is followed?
  • How do you implement your intervention?

The assessment of the course will exist of a short presentation (pitch) of a critical appraisal of an intervention study, preferably your own.

Objectives

After this course, students:

  • Understand and can identify the risk factors of interventions in the four phases of behavioral research: design, data collection, data analysis and implementation;
  • Are able to apply their knowledge to identify risk factors to prevent failure of interventions in own or other behavioral research.

Participant profile

This elective is for researchers of (psychological) intervention studies. Basic statistical knowledge and basic knowledge about study design are prerequisites.

Assessment

Assignment(s)


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for participation of Erasmus MC PhD candidates

Please note that in case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.

 

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD student.