Friday, July 29, 2011

Ramblings about clinical statistics

When I started doing statistics for psychiatric clinical trials, I visualized my role as being on the top of a pyramid: standing on all the information & data from the study, I was privileged to 1st see & understand the results of the study.

Later, I visualized my role as being at the bottom of a funnel: each of thousands of numbers coming out of the funnel was the distillation of a tragic story entering the funnel, a summarization of decades of suffering for a patient and their family.

(I recently wrote this on Facebook)