A clinician-educator's roadmap to choosing and interpreting statistical tests

Donna M. Windish, Marie Diener-West

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Abstract

As educators seek confirmation of successful trainee achievement, medical education must move toward a more evidence-based approach to teaching and evaluation. Although medical training often provides physicians with a general background in biostatistics, many are not prepared to apply these skills. This can hinder clinician educators as they wish to develop, analyze and disseminate their scholarly work. This paper is intended to be a concise educational tool and guide for choosing and interpreting statistical tests aimed toward medical education assessment. It includes guidelines and examples that clinician-educators can use when analyzing and interpreting studies and when writing methods and results sections of reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)656-660
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Internal Medicine
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

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Keywords

  • Educational research
  • Faculty development
  • Medical education
  • Statistics

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A clinician-educator's roadmap to choosing and interpreting statistical tests. / Windish, Donna M.; Diener-West, Marie.

In: Journal of General Internal Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 6, 06.2006, p. 656-660.

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