Statistical issues in clinical research and linkage to other parts of the research process
Keywords:statistical issues, clinical research
Statistical issues in clinical research arise in many situations and at different stages of the research process. The purpose of this paper/opinion is to highlight the connections between different stages of a clinical research process with the statistical issues and how the challenges that may arise due to these issues may be mitigated. The paper also reflects on the ASA statement on misconceptions about p-values and how these can be addressed. The paper concludes by recommending that clinical researchers need some knowledge and understanding of basic statistical techniques. In addition, they would also benefit immensely from consulting with domain experts such as biostatisticians or statistical experts before embarking on their clinical research endeavours.
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