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Statistical Plan Template

Principal Investigator: [Principal Investigator]

Statistician: [Author]

Date: [Publish Date]

Introduction

Write a short description of the project. Describe the type of project; survey, analysis, repeated measures etc. Include the target publication, such as abstract, meeting presentation, paper, or grant submission, as well as submission dates.

Investigator’s Description

Insert the investigator’s description here.

Data

Describe the data. Was the data already collected? Was it a designed experiment? This section is to make sure that the data you think you are working with is the same data that the investigator thinks you are working with.

Include major predictors and outcomes. lists of variables can be moved to an appendix or separate document. Describe how the data was collected; prospective retrospective, etc. This does not take the place of a data dictionary.

Research Objectives

Describe the research objectives.

Use bullets

Analyses

Detail the analyses to answer the research objectives. Specify each analysis, the distributions and test going to be used. Explicitly state assumptions and where those might be violated.

SDBC Information

Please remember to acknowledge the SDBC: "This investigation was supported by the University of Utah Study Design and Biostatistics Center, with funding in part from the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant 8UL1TR000105 (formerly UL1RR025764).".

The University of Utah

Study Design and Biostatistics Center

Center for Clinical and Translational Science

http://www.ccts.utah.edu/biostats/

Statistical Report Template

[Title]

Principal Investigator: [Principal Investigator]

Statistician: [Author]

Date: [Publish Date]

Contents

List of contents or brief listing of report section:

If it is a brief report (2 pages or less) then this section can be skipped.

Abstract

REPORT KEY FINDINGS HERE. Summarize the major aspects of the statistical methods and results. Report the question(s) that were investigated, the statistical methods used and the major findings in two or three sentences. The major findings can also be as simple as a graph or table.

Data

Version of data: (Total N and where applicable give the location and name of analysis data set)

Describe Exclusion/Inclusion Criteria and the analysis sample size

Variable definitions : what formula/condition to create a numeric or categorical variables

Statistical Methods

Write publication ready statistical methods section. Investigator will independently write the methods on non-statistical methods such as how the study was conducted or how the data was gathered along with the study procedures.

Describe how the data were summarized and analyzed including:

Data transformations used(e.g., to correct for normal distribution or equalize variances)

Statistical methods used with reference to the particular questions, or kinds of questions, they address.

The level used to determine significance

Statistical software used

Investigators will cut and paste this into their papers.

Research Objectives

The research objective as stated in the analysis plan.

Results

Organize the results section based on the sequence of Table and Figures you'll include OR in order of the items in the Statistical Analysis plan.

o Do not make conclusions or interpretation here.

o Purpose of the results: objectively present any planned and ad-hoc results

o Include descriptive statistics (summary)

o Reporting results of inferential hypothesis tests: key results

o Summarizing statistical test outcomes in figures / table

o Every p-value reported needs an associated test statistic.

o Every statistical estimate needs to have an associated measure of error.

o Be aware you might need to conform to publication style guidelines. Check target journal instructions to authors.

Discussion

Discuss and interpret results in paragraph form. Make statistical results understandable for layman readers.

Refer to each Table and/or Figure by number from the results section. Key results depend on your questions; they might include obvious trends, important differences, similarities, correlations, maximums, minimums, etc.

Refereces

List of references if needed:

SDBC Information

Please remember to acknowledge the SDBC: "This investigation was supported by the University of Utah Study Design and Biostatistics Center, with funding in part from the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant 8UL1TR000105 (formerly UL1RR025764).".

The University of Utah

Study Design and Biostatistics Center

Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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Topic revision: r3 - 02 Dec 2013 - 11:04:48 - MaryBanach
 

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