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Would you say you are creative? When have you shown creativity?
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As a Statistician you will often need to think outside the box. This take creativity! Talk to the interviewer about a time when your creative side presented itself in the workplace.
Answer examples
"I would certainly consider myself creative. Most of my life I have spent time in the arts and I enjoy being creative in my off time. I exercise creativity every time I walk into a new project. I need to assess the situation, create an outline, discover key elements of the project and put everything together like a story in the end."

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User-Submitted Answers

Would you say you are creative? When have you shown creativity?
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Yes, I am creative, and I have shown my creativity thinking in data analysis.
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Yes I am very creative. I have a lot of skills with spreadhseet, and data management. Creating graphs, tables, pie charts etc is something that I excel in. I have recently had to create charts and graphs for a project that I am working on and I got to show my creativity with the design and details.
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Yes I am very creative. I have a lot of skills with spreadsheet, and data management. Creating graphs, tables, pie charts etc. Is something that I excel in. I have recently had to create charts and graphs for a project that I am working on and I got to show my creativity with the design and details.
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Thesis idea from limited dataset.
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Yes,. I've created a HIV resistance score against drug based on mathem.
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I think I am creative, but I used my creative in different situations. When I work on data collection, data analysis, this needs to follow the rule and to be careful, but not the creative. But when I am working on a proposal to solve a health problem, which needs some creative ideas, and thinking some research topics that others haven't done.
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Yes. Working as a biostatistician, I alway face the problem that the real case is much more complicated than expected, such as missing values, complex study design, clustered or correlated covariates and some ethical issues. Thus we cannot simply apply a statistical model to solve the problem. I showed my creativity when making choices from applicable methods.
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By drawing statistical conclusion.
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I really don't know where to show my creativity when working as a biostatistician.
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Before the problem be happened.
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Yes. I find the best way to truly be creative is to be collaborative. When working with people from multiple backgrounds and view points, you can truly take parts of several ideas and come up with a solution that is both creative and appropriate. like developing visual tools to motivate people while increasing accountability.