Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • CPH: 1.00
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: May 10, 2017
  • Expires: May 10, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (14 Ratings)

Faculty

Sumihiro Suzuki Sumihiro Suzuki, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

Statistics is a powerful tool that allow us to describe what was observed and to infer conclusions about a larger population. Statistics are used in almost all fields of research and practice to provide evidence and credibility. We see statistics in many parts of our daily lives, whether it be in science, politics, sports, or education. However, ubiquity often leads to misunderstanding, misuse, and misinterpretation. We present some real-world examples where statistics are misused and discuss why it happened.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, licensed professional counselors, physical therapists and public health professionals.

Objectives

- Identify when statistics are being misused.
- Determine a cause for the misuse.
- Correctly interpret statistics.

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

CPH

This activity is approved for 1.00 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

UNTHSC
The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 1B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

IOM Competencies

  • Utilize informatics

Counselor
Texas LPC CEU

University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 1.00 CEU credit/1.00 clock hours.

PT

UNT Health Science Center is accredited by Texas Physical Therapy Association, Provider 1810035TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 CCU for PTs and PTAs.

For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at conclusion of the activity.

The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

Faculty Disclosure

Sumihiro Suzuki, PhD has nothing to disclose.  

The UNT Health Science Center Professional and Continuing Education staff have nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with Maternal and Child Health Seminar Series, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, UNTHSC School of Public Health.