Fall 2014 (Wednesday 2:30-4pm, Purvis 48)

September 24, 2014

Social gathering 

October 1, 2014

Jill Ainsworth

Statistical methods for assessing agreement between two methods of clinical measurement
2 Meausures - Classic Paper.pdf
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Agreement between two measurements - Revisited
Agreed_Statistics__Measurement_Method_Co
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Code for Simulations
Simulation - Oct.1.R.txt
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October 8, 2014

Dr. James Hanley

Primary paper:

Nature Article
nature02169.pdf
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Supplementary material:

Article from the New York Times
AthletesStatisticians.pdf
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Article from Irwig
Irwig-1991-cholesterol.pdf
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October 15, 2014

No reading group - Midterms

October 29, 2014

Dr. Russell Steele

Identification of Causal Effects Using Instrumental Variables
Angrist1996.pdf
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Supplementary paper sent by e-mail

November 5, 2014

Dr. Robert Platt and Kathryn Morrison

Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures
Statist. Sci. 2001 Breiman.pdf
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November 12, 2014

Dr. Norbert Schmitz

New Australian population scoring coefficients for the old version of the SF-36 and SF-12 health status questionnaires
Tucker1_2010.pdf
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Results from several population studies show that recommended scoring methods of the SF-36 and the SF-12 may lead to incorrect conclusions and subsequent health decisions
Tucker2_2014.pdf
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November 19, 2014

Dr. Lawrence Joseph

Bayesian Estimation of Disease Prevalence and the Parameters of Diagnostic Tests in the Absence of a Gold Standard
diagtest.pdf
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Robustness of Prevalence Estimates Derived from Misclassified Data from Administrative Databases
ladouceur2006.pdf
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November 26, 2014

Dr. Brett Thombs and Dr. Andrea Benedetti

 

Meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of depression screening tools

December 3, 2014

No reading group - End of term

See you next year!

Schedule for Winter 2015 coming soon

Meetings will be Tuesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm.