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Trial Protocol

We had a project team meeting to agree on the contents for trial protocol. This is the research documentation that outlines our entire methodology for our randomised control trials.

It includes what we’re going to test, such as our primary and secondary outcome measures, how we’re going to test this, our power calculations to determine effect size, our sampling and randomisation, our ethics and risk matrix, and the literature underpinning the behavioural intervention that we are measuring.

I’m exhausted but elated to be at this point!

Trial protocol

That was the morning. The rest of the day, I chased up stakeholders for the implementation of our trial. We need data, we need to coordinate how we will deliver our intervention (how do we get our behavioural messages to our sample), and so on.

I spent most of the day and early evening working on some revisions for our governance group papers. We are presenting results of a different project: the 12 months engagement results of another randomised control trial that I am leading on vocational training.

On a personal note, I am dealing with lockdown by cooking a lot of Peruvian dishes usually reserved for special occassions. Tonight I cooked Aji de Gallina, and recently, I’ve also made Tallarines Verdes, Arroz con Leche, Mazamorra, Papas Rellenas, and other delicacies. You can see some of our family recipes on my TikToks below.

Tallarines Verdes (spinach spaghetti)

Peruvian joy on a plate; it’s Ají de Gallina! (Or Ají de Pollo, as we call it in my family.) #cooking #australia #peru #food #visualsociology

♬ Amor Prohibido – Selena
Aji de Gallina (chilli chicken)

Arroz con leche, Peruvian style. A quick dessert that’s served warm. #peru #australia #dessert #visualsociology #food

♬ Azucar Negra – Celia Cruz
Arroz con leche (sweet rice pudding)

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