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Introduction to Simulation Studies
|University of Sheffield / AQMeN|
Dr Andrew Bell and Dr Malcolm Fairbrother
Sheffield Methods Institute, Floor 2, ICOSS Building, The University of Sheffield
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Simulation studies offer a way of judging whether a statistical method works in the way that we think it should under specific circumstances. Even commonly used methods that we think are ‘tried and tested’, actually don’t work in the circumstances that we want to use them. It is therefore essential that we can understand the results of simulation studies, and also run simulations ourselves to ensure that we know how a statistical model should behave in the specific circumstances we want to use them. Simulations also help us to understand what the model we are using is really doing, which is helpful for ensuring the conclusions we are making are really justified.
This course will introduce researchers to the concepts that underlie simulation studies, their uses, and their limitations. It will also provide experience of running simulations in the R software package, so users will be able to run their own studies.
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
Doctoral students studying at a non-DTC institution: £30
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Yorkshire and Humberside
Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, Simulation
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