Short Course: Power and Sample Size for Multilevel and Longitudinal Study Designs

Course Overview

Coursera will host a free 5-week online course, “Power and Sample Size for Multilevel and Longitudinal Study Designs,” beginning on January 13, 2020. The course covers innovative, research-based power and sample size methods and software for multilevel and longitudinal studies. Course development was partially funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of the course is to teach and disseminate methods for accurate sample size choice in multilevel and longitudinal studies.

The course is 100% online and has flexible deadlines to work around almost any schedule.

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Locations and dates

Previous locations of the workshop include Georgetown & Howard Universities, Harvard Medical School, University of Colorado Denver, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill, and University of Florida.

Workshops planning for 2019 has begun. Keep an eye on this page for information on future locations or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to receive an update.

Previous workshops

Georgetown & Howard Universities Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 – Wed. Aug. 30, 2017
Harvard Medical School Tues., Nov. 28, 2017 – Thurs., Nov. 30, 2017
University of Colorado Denver Tues., Jan. 23, 2018 – Thurs., Jan. 25, 2018
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tues., March 13, 2018 – Thurs., March 15, 2018


This workshop is sponsored by the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the University of Colorado Denver Clinical and Translational Science Institute, with support from the UF Institute for Child Health Policy and the UF Department of Health Outcomes & Policy.

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. Materials for the workshop were developed with support from NIH OBSSR and NIGMS via 1R25GM111901-01, “A Master Course on Power for Multilevel and Longitudinal Health Behavior Studies,” 08/25/2014-06/30/2018.

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