Q2: What does a medical statistician do?

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) MSc Medical Statistics web page sums up the skills of a medical statistician:

  • select appropriate study designs to address questions of medical relevance
  • select and apply appropriate statistical techniques for managing common types of medical data
  • use various software packages for statistical analysis and data management
  • interpret the results of statistical analyses and critically evaluate the use of statistics in the medical literature
  • communicate effectively with statisticians and the wider medical community, in writing and orally through presentation of results of statistical analyses
  • explore current and anticipated developments in medical statistics

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