Dr. Minh Huynh, Dr. Aaron Heuser, and Dr. Chunxiao Zhou, experts in our Labor Division, will teach Introduction to Adaptive Designs at the 2016 American Statistical Association (ASA) Conference on Statistical Practice (CSP) in San Diego, CA.
This half-day course will introduce adaptive designs, explore the design’s strengths and weaknesses, illustrate techniques with examples, and give participants a hands-on experience through a toolkit created to help them start using the designs.
About the Course
Unlike conventional studies or clinical trials that use a pre-specified design, adaptive designs use flexible study characteristics. The flexible characteristics can include sample size, variable dose or intervention, and the number of study arms. During an interim point of an adaptive design study, researchers examine the accumulated data and initiate changes in the design to help make the study more efficient.
This course will focus on the adaptive design methods that have been used in applied research. Throughout the course, the instructors will reference applications of adaptive designs found in social sciences and program evaluation research, survey research, and clinical research. Depending on the interest of the course participants, the instructors will also use clinical or non-clinical examples to help participants grasp the concepts and start using the designs.
About the Instructors
Dr. Minh Huynh is a Managing Director & Principal Research Associate in the IMPAQ’s Labor Division. Before joining IMPAQ, Dr. Huynh was a Statistician and Institute Staff Scientist at the NIH Clinical Research Center.
Dr. Aaron Heuser is a Senior Research Associate at in IMPAQ’s Labor Division. Before joining IMPAQ, Dr. Heuser was a Mathematical Statistician at the NIH Clinical Research Center.
Dr. Chunxiao Zhou is a Senior Sampling Statistician in IMPAQ’s Labor Division. Before joining IMPAQ, Dr. Zhou was a Biostatistician and Postdoctoral Fellow at the NIH Clinical Research Center.