Teaching statistics to health professionals: the legal analogy.

Journal Article

Despite the importance of statistical concepts to health professionals, the teaching of statistics to students from this field has generally been unrewarding. We feel that a few central concepts are crucial to all statistical thinking and that, for most health professionals, the communication of these is more important than learning about complex mathematical models. A device for demonstrating the parallels between a criminal legal trial and statistical hypothesis testing is presented. We feel that it can facilitate the learning of this central statistical concept.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mintz, E; Ostbye, T

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 371 - 374

PubMed ID

  • 1293464

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1293464

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0142-159X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/01421599209018857


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England