On November 5th, 2023, the Faculty of Dentistry at Tishk International University (TIU) hosted a Workshop on Statistical Notes for Non-Statisticians. Dr. Shaho Ziyad Talabani, a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Dundee, UK, spearheaded the workshop, which witnessed enthusiastic participation from 56 attendees representing TIU staff and the Kurdistan Board of Medical Specialties. The event, comprising both theory and hands-on sessions, was sponsored by Spectrum Lab.
Dr. Shaho Ziyad Talabani, an expert in the field, provided invaluable guidance and mentorship to all participants, making the workshop an enriching experience. The two sessions catered to diverse learning styles and ensured the workshop’s effectiveness.
The workshop aimed to demystify the complex world of statistics for medical researchers who may not have formal training in the field. The primary objective was to make statistical concepts accessible and comprehensible, in addition to equipping the participants with fundamental statistical tools and techniques, allowing them to design, analyze, and interpret data confidently in their medical research projects. A hands-on session provided a unique opportunity for attendees to apply their newfound knowledge to real-world research scenarios. This practical experience reinforced their ability to conduct data analysis effectively. The workshop encouraged networking and knowledge sharing among medical professionals.
The Statistical Notes for Non-Statisticians Workshop provided an opportunity for participants to be able to interpret statistical results accurately. Researchers learned how to incorporate statistical considerations into their study designs, ensuring the implementation of robust and reliable research methodologies. It had a role in elevating the proficiency of medical researchers, ultimately contributing to the enhancement of healthcare and medical knowledge in Kurdistan and beyond. In an era where data-driven research is paramount, this workshop serves as a vital tool for researchers looking to make meaningful contributions to the field of medicine.