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Are you more interested in the statistics in research or do you prefer to get straight to the answer?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Clinical Research interview

How to Answer

It is important that the interviewer see that your work style is a good fit for their clinic's management style. Are you one to dive into the details or do you prefer the gratification of getting straight to the answer?

If you tend to be the type to get straight to the answer, you could say: "Although I have a strong appreciation for statistical analysis and the amount of work that comes with gathering that data - I crave the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to the conclusion."

Are you more interested in the statistics in research or do you prefer to get straight to the answer?
Basic

"Although I have a strong appreciation for statistical analysis and the amount of work that comes with gathering that data - I crave the feeling of accomplishment that comes with getting to the conclusion."

Entry Level

"If you get more excited about statistics, you could say: "I have always leaned towards statistical analysis. I love the challenge that comes with taking the data and working it in a variety of ways."

Experienced

"I get very excited about data, and the data analytics courses in my training were my most favorite. If I can dig into the data and then dig deeper, I can usually get to a place where the data will very clearly guide our research towards an outcome. It's a fascinating part of being a clinical researcher."

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Are you more interested in the statistics in research or do you prefer to get straight to the answer?
1.
Yes I am interested in seeing the statiscs.
2.
I am excited to see statistics but I am also interested in who, where and why the research was conducted. We have to remeber not to be seduced by the numbers.
3.
I personally like to know the statistics and the basis behind the answer. I find that there are many different ways to come to an answer and that research can be built upon by completing all the different ways. Personally, statisics is a strength of mine.
4.
I like to see the statistics come through.
5.
Statistics may prove how we get the answer so, I could say that this is a must in research.

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