- Basic formats of medical research protocols and manuscripts
- Medical research protocols: goal, specific aims, hypotheses, study design, outcomes, statistical methods, sample size and power analysis.
- Manuscripts: scientific background, methods, results, and discussion.
- An example of a medical research study
- Statistical methods
- Univariate analysis using descriptive statistics such as percentage, mean, and SD
- Bivariate analysis using t test, chi-square test, Pearson’s correlation
- Multivariate analysis using linear and logistic regression models
- What is SPSS? Pros and cons of SPSS compared with other statistical programs
- How to obtain SPSS software
- Describe the interface of SPSS (Data view and Variable view)
- Explore the Menu: File, Edit, View, Data, Transform, Analyze, Graphs, Windows
- How to upload a dataset in Excel or text format into SPSS
- Mouse click versus syntax method
- How to clean, transform, and format data
- How to perform univariate analysis (percentage, mean, SD)
- How to perform bivariate analysis (t test, chi-square test, Pearson’s correlation)
- How to perform multivariate analyses (linear and logistic regression)
- How to interpret and present statistical results in tables and graphs
How to access free version of SPSS
Participants are welcome to use their own SPSS program (version v26 or v27). For those who do not have SPSS, please use the free program from UCI OIT Virtual Computer Lab. UCI OIT offers free access to SPSS when you log into the Virtual Computer Lab using your UCINetID:
- Open the following link: UCI Virtual Computing Lab to log into the virtual computer lab using your UCINETID
- Once you are in the virtual computer lab, click on the button ‘LAUNCH’. A new window will pop up, showing many applications including ‘IBM SPSS’.
- Double-click on ‘IBM SPSS’ icon to open the SPSS application