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Secondary Data Analysis in Medical Research
Taiwan (FMS-Taiwan) - Taipei Medical University, Taipei
Biotechnologies and Informatics
Biostatistics Center, College of Management, Taipei Medical University
Jin-Hua Chen , Ph.D.
Type of Research Project
- Global Action Project (GAP)
What is the background of the project?
Description: In recent decades, large amounts of medical data have become available in various healthcare organizations in Taiwan. Biostatisticians and epidemiologists used the large-scale data analysis to conduct observational research and to confirm theoretical propositions. In the project, students will first choose a topic either in medicine, pharmacy or epidemiology, and establish a relevant and specific research subject. According the subject, he/she will experience a complete research process collaborating with a statistician, including establishing study hypothesis and study design, summarizing statistical findings, and reporting and concluding the results. The student is the co-researcher during the exchange. According to the professional capacity of the student, he/she will involve in the appropriate section of the research project. In the beginning of the project, the student should review the related documents or collect information about the topic. Then he/she will discuss with statistician about the study design and analyzing strategy. Based on the analyzing results, he/she will organize and summarize the statistical findings using tables or figures and make a final report.
What is the aim of the project?
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
1. Introductory courses in biostatistics or statistics 2. Introductory courses in clinical research design or epidemiology. And please review literature of the student
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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