McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program

2020-2021 Academic Year

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Uncovering the Importance of Statistics With Dr. Thabane

Apr 9, 2021, 16:00 PM by Maiura Muralitharan, Armin Sariaslani, and Emilyanne Stocks
Dr. Thabane unpacks why statistics is paramount to society and the difference between statistical significance and clinical significance.

The word ‘statistics’ is often flippantly thrown around as a way to justify one’s beliefs. In this video, Dr. Thabane unpacks why statistics is paramount to society and the difference between statistical significance and clinical significance. Dr. Thabane has his Ph.D. in Statistics he is a Professor of Biostatistics and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, an Associate Member of the School of Nursing and Rehabilitation Science, and Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesia, as well as a Senior Scientist with the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) at McMaster University, and he has recently been promoted to Scientific director and Vice President of research at Joseph's Healthcare. Dr. Thabane’s research covers a wide spectrum of areas such as clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, research ethics, systematic reviews, and conjoint analysis of patient preferences for health services.

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The word ‘statistics’ is often flippantly thrown around as a way to justify one’s beliefs. In this video, Dr. Thabane unpacks why statistics is paramount to society and the difference between statistical significance and clinical significance. Dr. Thabane has his Ph.D. in Statistics he is a Professor of Biostatistics and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, an Associate Member of the School of Nursing and Rehabilitation Science, and Departments of Pediatrics and Anesthesia, as well as a Senior Scientist with the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) at McMaster University, and he has recently been promoted to Scientific director and Vice President of research at Joseph's Healthcare. Dr. Thabane’s research covers a wide spectrum of areas such as clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, research ethics, systematic reviews, and conjoint analysis of patient preferences for health services.

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