[R] Off-topic -- an eye on a stats presentation for clinicians?

Frank E Harrell Jr f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Dec 31 20:11:38 CET 2008

Mitchell Maltenfort wrote:
> I've got a 20 slide Powerpoint set up against the expected day someone
> says "Mitch, could you talk for a short while to the residents on how
> to use statistics?"
> It looks good at this end, but I'd love to get at least one more pair
> of eyes on it.
> Any volunteers?

I would be glad to take an extremely quick look.  I would avoid 
concentrating on distributions and emphasize confidence limits and box 

Take a look at http://biostat.mc.vanderbilt.edu/ClinStat for a lot of 
material.  A handout for a brief presentation to such an audience is at 

Note that my affiliation on those slides has not been updated since I 
left my previous university.


Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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