Data and decision making – from odd to artificial
With my term as Editor-in-Chief of the SAOJ coming to an end soon, I cannot help but reflect on some of my past experiences in this role. Perhaps the most challenging (and satisfying) was the need to get to grips with some of the more intricate aspects of research methodology and statistics. At first glance, these concepts seem fairly straightforward, but almost ubiquitously become exceedingly complex the harder you look. The odds ratio (OR) is an excellent case in point.