Interviews with authors of JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods chapters about common and new statistics and methods used in clinical research and reported in medical journals.
JAMA Deputy Editor Edward Livingston, MD, discusses "Multiple Comparison Procedures" with Dr. Jing Cao, PhD
Logistic regression is one of the most commonly used statistical analytic tools in the medical literature. William Meurer, MD, from the University of Michigan, and Juliana Tolles, MD, from UCLA, discuss a JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods article they wrote entitled “Logistic Regression Diagnostics: Understanding How Well a Model Predicts Outcomes.”
Roger J. Lewis, MD, PhD, discusses Randomization in Clinical Trials from the JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods
Cluster randomized trials are performed when an intervention must be delivered to a group of patients like when testing new nursing protocols on award or different means for cleaning beds on a ward. One type of cluster trials is called a stepped-wedge where every cluster in the study ultimately undergoes the intervention. How this works it is explained by Susan Ellenberg, PhD, from the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and...
JAMA Deputy Editor Edward Livingston, MD, discusses Minimal Clinically Important Difference: Defining What Really Matters to Patients with Anna E. McGlothlin, PhD
One of the most common causes for problems we see in manuscripts at JAMA is an inappropriately calculated study sample size. This seemingly mysterious process is explained by Lynne Stokes, PhD, professor of Statistical Science at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
JAMA Deputy Editor Edward Livingston, MD, discusses Pragmatic Trials: Practical Answers to “Real-world” Questions with Harold C. Sox, MD, of PCORI
JAMA Deputy Editor Edward Livingston, MD, discusses "Cluster Randomized Trials: Evaluating Treatments Applied to Groups" with William J. Meurer, MD, MS
Ed Livingston, MD, FACS, AGAF, discusses Noninferiority Trials: Is a New Treatment Almost as Effective as Another? with Amy Kaji, MD, PhD
Clinical researchers and biostatisticians use highly specialized language to help them discuss statistics and research methods efficiently. In 2019 JAMA published the JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods, a book of short reviews that translate that specialized language and explain statistics and methods to a broad physician readership. The book's editors and authors, Edward Livingston, MD, and Roger J. Lewis, MD, PhD, discuss t...
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