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Score | Definition |
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0 | No formal statistics courses or no statistician in group |

1 | 1 or 2 full course in statistics |

2 | 3+ full courses in statistics |

3 | 5+ full courses in statistics |

4 | minor in statistics with B.S. or B.A. in quantitative field |

5 | 4+ full courses in statistics with 5+ years of experience in statistical analysis |

6 | B.S. or B.A. in statistics |

7 | M.S or M.A. in economics, psychology, math, computer science, or related fields with 3+ years of experience in statistical analysis |

8 | 4+ graduate courses in statistics |

9 | 4+ doctoral level courses in statistics |

10 | PhD in quantitative psychology or econometrics with 5+ years of experience analyzing biomedical data |

11 | Master's degree in statistics |

12 | PhD in statistics |

Score | Definition |
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0 | Use Excel |

1 | Use Excel for inputting or manipulating some of the data but not for any statistical analysis or graphics |

2 | Use an interactive statistical package that does not have the capability of creating/saving scripts defining what you did |

3 | Use an interactive statistical package having the capability of saving scripts but not always turning on this option |

4 | Use an interactive statistical package and always saving the script the package developed |

5 | Always write your own analysis scripts |

6 | Generally embed analysis scripts inside reports and using literate programming techniques for maximum reproducibility |

7 | Same as 5 but in addition you script all data manipulation/management and do not let the data pass through Excel at any stage |

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