statistics in grad school

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  1. skittles

    skittles Junior Member
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    I'm thinking about dragging myself through a stat class b/c I was strongly encouraged to take it in preparation for a future research career. Now, I really really really don't want to take stat right now b/c I want to take a fun class i'll never be able to take in my life. So do they teach you the stat that you need to know in grad school? or should is stat worth doing in college?
     
  2. Treg

    Treg Surgeon in training
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    I took a stats class this year solely as a prereq for a med school (I am in my 4th year of PhD). I have learned the important stats elements during my lab courses in undergrad and along the way in grad school, so the class was really useless. In fact, I spent most of my time trying to decipher if the instructor was a man or woman (still not sure). :laugh:

    A biostatistics class could be useful, but usually you have to take a regular stats as a prereq, which is too much of an investment, in my opinion.

    Cheers,

    Treg
     
  3. vwhan

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    You take a stat class in grad school. However, the stats that I use are limited to Analysis of Variance and Tukey-Kramer test. These methods were both taught to me in stat class, as well as other students in the lab. I say take the fun class :thumbup:
     

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