Statistics and methodology in brief
In every kind of research, the quality of results depends on the rigour and precision of the statistics and methodology forming its underlying scaffolding. In clinical research, such rigour means applying appropriate statistical and mathematical methods and principles to medical data, in order to derive numerical (quantitative) answers to the original questions posed by the study.
To support their fellow researchers, statisticians translate the given scientific study question into one that can be answered quantitatively. Then they convey the result of the calculations from numbers back into the words of medical terms. Effectively, statisticians serve as translators between the two scientific systems, medicine and mathematics, communicating between study questions, statistical modelling, and clinical findings, using the languages of numbers and medical terminology.
Would you like to know how the experts in the Statistics and Methodology Platform are channeling their efforts? For more information, consult the fact sheet below.