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
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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
Adobe Acrobat Document 269.7 KB

Supplementary material:

Article from the New York Times
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Article from Irwig
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October 15, 2014

No reading group - Midterms

October 29, 2014

Dr. Russell Steele

Identification of Causal Effects Using Instrumental Variables
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.4 MB

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
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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
Adobe Acrobat Document 198.4 KB

November 19, 2014

Dr. Lawrence Joseph

Bayesian Estimation of Disease Prevalence and the Parameters of Diagnostic Tests in the Absence of a Gold Standard
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.0 MB
Robustness of Prevalence Estimates Derived from Misclassified Data from Administrative Databases
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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

The diagnostic accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaires for detecting major depression: protocol for a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analyses
Thombs - Sys Rev (2014).pdf
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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.