Year: 2019

Christmas episode 2019

During this episode, we review some highlights from this year. It’ll help you remember a couple of lessons learned or inspire you to listen to some episodes (again). We talk about:

CALC Episode 5: You’re hired! How to Fail to be Rejected During the Interview Process

Application process and interview tips Hopefully you’ve now listened to all other episodes in this podcast series (we recommend you do if not!) and are convinced that a career as a medical statistician is the right choice for you. This final episode aims to prepare you for the interview process. You’ll learn what to expect …

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Baseline testing – a widespread but difficult to treat disease

I once reviewed tables for a randomized study and noticed several comments about testing the baseline characteristics. The commenters were arguing which test would be best to test for the differences between the 2 randomized groups at baseline. This made me first angry about the wasted time and then curious about the reasons, statisticians still …

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Seeing through the mist – consequences of decisions in phase II

Interview with Trevor Smart What’s interesting about the early phase?What are the typical decisions for phase II?Speaking about a new indication, how are decisions being taken across the industry?How should we think about phase II studies in this setting?What statistical approaches do we have to formulate this thinking? In this episode, Trevor and I discuss …

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How to leverage time-boxing to reduce overwhelm being a statistician

Batch processing and scheduling tasks to fight procrastination Do you know how to make a good to-do list?Do you know how to set priorities versus the time it takes?Do you have a problem with over-committing? One of the most effective skills you can have in life is effective time management. According to Michael Hyatt: “What …

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