Document Type : Brief Communication


Mansoura University



Statistical consultation has recently increased in medical and health research. Most medical researchers do not have the time to learn specialist statistical knowledge and abilities in addition to their clinical experience in many medical fields. There have been numerous reports about statistical misuse and errors in published health-care studies. This has raised concerns about the nature of statistical consultation. The role of biostatisticians in health research is unclear. This study discusses several aspects of statistical consultation, such as definition, the consultant's essential knowledge and skills, the structures of a successful consultation, and the ethical roles of both statistician and researcher. The purpose of this article is to educate scholars about statistical consultancy.


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