Authors: Mark Smith, Sandra Baxendine
Event: 2016 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Research Enhancing Practice, Challenges, Lived Experince, Research & Evaluation Informing Practice, Workforce, Te Pou
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: This presentation will look at the integrity of information in the mental health and addiction sector. It will provide a quick overview on the concept of integrity and how this connects to information. The concept of information integrity will be explored in detail. Examples of information integrity will be provided using the national database of information (known as PRIMHD (Programme for the Integration of Mental Health Data) in New Zealand).
The examples of information integrity will focus on (a) presenting information in ways which are readily understandable and intuitive; (b) ensuring statistical information is not misleading and deceptive; (c) the vexed issues of correlation and how not all correlations are equally significant; (d) confidence intervals in graphs and; (e) omitting relevant information.
The presentation should be of interest to anyone who wants to ensure they are receiving good information.