Teaching statistics to meet the needs of policy makers. Marion Campbell. Background. Teaching statistics is a means to an end The end aim … to interpret data accurately and meaningfully to make inferences about the greater population
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Teaching statistics to meet the needs of policy makers
Public & patients
Clinicians & health
Issues of …
Communicating with policy makers
Differences: academia and policy
The concept of evidence
Engaging policy makers
The John Lavis model
Sentence (have 2 versions):
Highlight the research evidence
Highlight the implications for policy
The 1:3:25 model
Seven sections for 25 pager
So what else helps?
Words of wisdom
“Lay the fundamentals bare, make the logic clear and get rid of the jargon”
UK Government Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport
A rallying call!
Chief Scientific Adviser to the EU
Marion Campbell, HSRU, University of Aberdeen