1. Round table discussion
2. Discussion of Kairn's F31 proposal development for August submission
Lessons of the day:
- If you select the worst cases to study, you will see improvement no matter what the intervention. (Regression to the mean) RCTs avoid over-interpreting this improvement by comparing the amount of change between groups.
- Don't conflate marketing with evidence.
- Design research that answers the question you intend to ask.
Action for Kairn: evaluate the existing evidence for Fast ForWord intervention before deciding which question to ask.
Next Week: Run Charts (Control Charts) discussion led by Abby. Ben requests that all attending bring a sequence of measures over time for demonstration. Could be your weight, the temperature at noon... anything where the collection method was the same each time. The data could be in Excel or on a piece of paper!