Teaching statistics to health professionals: the legal analogy.

Published

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.

Full Text

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

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England