At IHI, I spoke with one Quality Improvement Adviser who was getting blow back from certain statisticians in her organization. They were challenging her methods and tools and analysis.
As I have written before, I call these folks “Stat Bastards” because they belittle others rather than help them.
As a member of the American Statistical Association, almost every statistician I meet is incredibly kind, generous and helpful. The few that flaunt their training rather than helping are impeding the forward progress of their organization.
I say, if they have better data, bring it. If they have better analysis, bring it. If they have better tools, bring it. But if not, shut up. Yo’re not helping.