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ERIC Number: EJ848462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1570-1824
Statistical Education for PhD Students in UK Medical Schools
Williamson, Paula R.; Lancaster, Gillian A.
Statistics Education Research Journal, v3 n1 p72-79 May 2004
Little is known about the provision of statistics teaching for PhD students in UK medical schools. A recent survey found that statistics courses were available to PhD students in 13 of 21 schools responding. The provision across these 13 schools was variable in terms of contact hours and content. At a meeting of 27 medical statistics teachers, consensus was reached that such teaching should be undertaken by a subject specialist, however there was no consensus as to the best mode of delivery. We describe the rationale for, content of, and student feedback from our newly developed course programme which emphasises aspects of both design and analysis of research projects. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom