HNE Health staff member, John Attia and Michael Jones from Macquarie University,
introduce a new MJA
series outlining accessible statistics for clinicians. Their aim is to encourage effective critical appraisal.
The articles will cover statistical ideas and methods commonly used in medical studies and will be published at regular intervals.
The first article - written by John Attia, Michael Jones and HNE Health staff member, Belinda Suthers - attempts to differentiate the concepts of
validity and precision, with the aim of helping clinicians understand the role of statistics and the importance of critical appraisal when reading articles.