Owing to the scholarship granted by the Foundation of Boris and Inara Teterev, on 1 and 2 June, the Statistics Unit of Rīga Stradiņš University hosted a workshop on data processing methods. The workshop was led by guest lecturer from the University of Gothenburg, founder of its Health Metrics Unit and researcher of Karolinska Institute (Sweden) Professor Max Petzold, who is among the leading professionals in the fields of biomedicine, public health and epidemiology.
During the two-day workshop participants had an opportunity to get acquainted with two data processing methods in statistics: meta-analysis and multi-level modelling. Meta-analysis allows one to collect published secondary results from several scientific articles for relevant hypothesis testing, whereas, multi-level modelling allows one to detect interactions between multiple links listed in the model-dependent and independent factors.
The workshop was attended by more than 70 participants, among them RSU teachers and students, representatives from the University of Latvia, the University of Tartu, Vilnius University, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Special gratitude to the Institute of Anatomy and Anthropology and its director Professor Māra Pilmane for the premises allocated for the workshop.