Quantitative Study Design


This course is designed to upskill healthcare workers on how to design and bring to a conclusion a quantitative study for research purposes. It focuses on understanding the key principles of quantitative study designs including bias, confounding and causality.

This course will take you through the fundamentals of quantitative study designs and is designed to be interactive, with a mix of taught and practical sessions. 

Faculty: Dr Rose Galvin, University of Limerick

Learning objectives

  • Understand the principles of creating a quantitative research study
  • Understanding the key principles of quantitative study designs including bias, confounding and causality
  • Improved understanding of internal and external validity of a study
  • Increased confidence in appraising existing published trials
  • In-depth knowledge of the analysis used in quantitative study design.

Suitable for: SHOs and registrars in all surgical specialties; emergency medicine doctors