The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

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?

How to create win-win situations?

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What are win-win situations for you?
How to create such win-win situations?

Upon observing on our daily business, however, we have the tendency to view situations not as win-win but rather as win-lose. Is it really possible to have such kind of situation?

Working long hours – is it worth it?

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Are you working long hours?
How do you manage your time?
Do you know how to say no?
How do you manage expectations?

We want to achieve our goals and be productive at the same time, i.e. we want to accomplish a lot of things during the day. But is it really effective to work long hours?

MakeoverMonday – Improving How We Visualise and Analyze Data

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How do you create effective data visualization?
How do you effectively understand and communicate your data?

This episode helps you to explore different perspectives and approaches to create more effective visualizations. Andy and Eva from MakeoverMonday offer inspiration and a dose of perspective for those who communicate data.

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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