Teaching statistics to clinical research staff in a pharmaceutical company

Sunil K. Dhar, Farid Kianifard

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Abstract

Education of clinical research staff in understanding statistical concepts is an area of importance for pharmaceutical companies. This understanding is needed to help them communicate with statisticians using a common language, in designing clinical trials and interpretation of clinical trial results. Such staff has little time for a one-semester or even a one-week continuing education course in statistics. Faced with this reality, we developed a 3-module course, for a total of 1.5 days, which was taught over a period of one month that addresses the needs of this audience. We describe the format and content of the course and provide references that can serve as a resource for teaching such a course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalPharmaceutical Statistics
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

Keywords

  • Nonstatisticians
  • Statistics education

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