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Statistical Consultation in Clinical Research: A Two-Way Street

  • L. E. Moses
  • T. A. Louis

Abstract

The results of clinical research often rest on statistical interpretation of numerical data. Thus, effective collaboration between clinician and statistician can be crucial. Interaction in the planning phases of a project can identify tractable scientific and statistical problems that will need attention and can help avoid intractable ones. The central requirement for successful collaboration is clear, broad, specific, two-way communication on both scientific issues and research roles.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

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  • L. E. Moses
  • T. A. Louis

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