# Beginners question. Study design. Statistical methods

#### hklovs

##### New Member
Hi everyone. I´m a beginner and looking for some help regarding statistical methods and study design. I´m working with a epidemiological retrospective study where I investigate patients in a 10 years period who are developing a certain complication following a certain operation. Every patient are registered with different attributes (independent variables) which should be analysed as risk factors and weighted and presented as potiental risk for complication.

I need help with which statistical method I should use? Multivariate analysis?
Power calculation?
Presentation of data?

#### Karabiner

##### TS Contributor
I need help with which statistical method I should use? Multivariate analysis?
You have only one end point (dependent variable), as it seems. You did not exactely describe what it is, though.
So it's rather some multiple regression, I suppose (Cox, or linear, or logistic regression maybe).
Power calculation?
What for?
Presentation of data?
Probably.

With kind regards

Karabiner

#### hklovs

##### New Member
You have only one end point (dependent variable), as it seems. You did not exactely describe what it is, though.
So it's rather some multiple regression, I suppose (Cox, or linear, or logistic regression maybe).

What for?

Probably.

With kind regards

Karabiner