“I Need to Know How Many Patients I Need”: This Is My Scientific (and Statistical) Life

Not to pick on anyone, but this is what I go through with far too many projects:

“My grant is due tomorrow. I just need to know….”
And: “I can put you on my grant for a 0.5% FTE…”

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7 Responses to “I Need to Know How Many Patients I Need”: This Is My Scientific (and Statistical) Life

  1. Mokele says:

    He should just use the biomechanics method: You need 4 animals. If you need more after that, get some more. If you need less, determine if they’re edible or make good pets.

  2. mikka says:

    At least he went to that statistician *before* doing the study, instead of once everything is done and the mice are dead, with a quivering grad student handing you a jumbled mess of an excel sheet and telling you with hopeful eyes that their chances of graduating before the getting-kicked-out deadline hinge on the resulting sacrosanct “p”.

  3. Autistic Lurker says:

    This video contains content from Comcast Entertainment Group, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
    shrug…
    Canucks A.L.

  4. Dave, London says:

    This video contains content from Comcast Entertainment Group, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
    And I’m in UK 🙁
    Actually, I’ve already watched it once before, but it’s so funny I’d love to see it again and pass it on. Does anyone know if there’s a copy of it on some other YouTube channel or whatever?

  5. Roy Macarthur says:

    This works from UK
    http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6871831/
    First time I’ve seen this. It’s not funny because it’s true.

  6. Mac H says:

    “This video contains content from Comcast Entertainment Group”
    Huh!? That is the L.A group behind ‘E! Entertainment’.
    What content of this video are they claiming ownership of ? The dialog? The setting?
    Did they see it on the internet and decided that they would claim copyright to it? Why !? How !?

  7. Rogue Epidemiologist says:

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    I had three biostatisticians hovering around my desk LOL’ing hard at that.

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