All Institute educational activities are designed and developed with measurable objectives and outcomes goals at the inception of each activity. The Institute’s extensive outcomes analysis process incorporates the expertise of all members of the educational team. This process utilizes inferential statistical methods to retrospectively measure the impact of the education.
The Institute employs the following hypothesis-driven process to provide comprehensive, evidenced-based outcomes for each educational activity:
Hypothesis testing with p-value determinations -> statistical confidence of all measured results using a confidence interval test (t-test) -> biostatistical analysis, including correlation and regression analyses, to identify trends and educational gaps.
All pre-, intra-, and post-activity test questions are reflective of the learning objectives and are measured for validity based upon overall response. At the conclusion of the activity, the Institute’s statistical team performs a meta-analysis and publicly disseminates the results through the Institute Web site. Learners are also driven to the report, which serves as an additional educational intervention and reminder to those who participated in the activities. A comprehensive outcomes report is compiled and presented to the activity funders.