PHA 6798 Use & Abuse of Statistics


This course reviews statistical methods used to make inferences about data obtained in clinical trials. It demonstrates how statistics are used to rule out the possibility that the conclusions of a research project are the result of chance. Potential problems in the use of statistics are reviewed. The course examines published research articles reporting results that are not supported by the statistical tools used in the described study. The student is taught how to engage in critical analysis of the statistics in a proposed scientific study.

Tuition: $2,250
Credits: 3