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176 - Section on Statistical Consulting P.M. Roundtable Discussion (Added Fee)
Type: Roundtables
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 : 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Consulting
Abstract #317523
Title: What Is the Value of Collaborative Statistics in Academia?
Author(s): Charlotte Allison Bolch* and Margaret Stedman and C. Christina Mehta and Terrie Vasilopoulos and Todd Coffey
Companies: Midwestern University and Stanford University and Emory University and University of Florida, College of Medicine and Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Keywords: promotion; professional development; collaborative statisticians; academia

Collaborative statisticians in academia often live in a paradox--they can be simultaneously highly valued by their collaborators and undervalued by their methodological peers. Their work helps others get promoted but often their contributions (as leaders) in collaborative research are not recognized by traditional promotion criteria. The purpose of this roundtable is to strategize about promotion pathways. Also, to discuss challenges and potential solutions for promotion committees that have trouble assessing the value of collaborative work. Our discussion will center around the following questions: How can we foster a greater understanding of the importance of collaborative statistics? How can we present and package our work in a way that leads to promotion? If there is not a clear pathway to successful promotion, who can we talk to, what can we do?

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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