The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The future of safety analyses: interactivity, visualizations and the FDA

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How are safety analyses different from efficacy analyses?
What does validation and quality control mean for interactive visualization?

Over recent years, a lot of interesting things happened around safety analyses and visualization. They help us to better understand our safety data and detect safety signals. Wei and colleagues have recently published an article about these topics.

Have you ever considered a career outside of statistics?

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Have you ever thought of having an additional or changing career?
What are the things you must prepare for when considering this?

Today, we interview Lucy on how can statisticians create an impact beyond statistics. Lucy has a very inspiring career, and she has started as a statistician and got further responsibilities.

Plotting your career and preparing the terrain

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For your career, have you ever thought about what mindset you should adapt to?
What do you think marks a “successful” career?
What will help you understand in which direction your career should go?

Diana Stuart, who is a Senior Manager in programming, shares with us her thoughts, lessons, and her vast experience in this field and what we can do to create a robust career with all the surrounding changes.

3 Time management hacks, that actually work

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Given the pandemic, this episode comes timely as it's a challenge to manage time while working at home.

But even after the pandemic, this challenge of getting most out of your time will not end.

The Story of Veramed - love and statistics

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Were there times you think about creating something bigger than what you currently have?
Are you equipped and confident enough to start implementing strategies and plans for future service enhancement?

8 steps to make a smart decision

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Imagine you need to choose a comparator for a head-to-head study. How do we usually approach it?

- Debate
- Meetings
- More meetings with other stakeholders
- Creating a slide deck
- Revising the slide deck
- Getting into time pressure
- Getting conflicting feedback
- Let’s just make a recommendation and find the data that supports this

Present like a pro

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Have you been sitting through boring presentations?
Have you felt that the presenter lost the audience in seconds?
Have you found yourself after a presentation thinking - so what?

When you are presenting, you don't want the audience to feel this way. But how can you deliver a knock-out presentation and wow the audience?

Failed study, new safety finding, mistakes - breaking bad news

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As statisticians, we often need to bring terrible news to the team. We’re the first to know, that a study didn’t reach the primary endpoint, or that safety analyses showed some new signals, or that some analyses contained mistakes, that need to be corrected.

How do you deal with such situations?

About this podcast

The podcast from statisticians for statisticians to have a bigger impact at work. This podcast is set up in association with PSI - Promoting Statistical Insight. This podcast helps you to grow your leadership skills, learn about ongoing discussions in the scientific community, build you knowledge about the health sector and be more efficient at work. This podcast helps statisticians at all levels with and without management experience. It is targeted towards the health, but lots of topics will be important for the wider data scientists community.

by Alexander Schacht and Benjamin Piske, biometricians, statisticians and leaders in the pharma industry


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