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**December 2007 (10 entries)**

- Stats: When should you use a log transformation? (created 2007-12-28)
- Stats: Analyzing data under an Intention to Treat model (created 2007-12-19)
- Interesting article: Data inconsistencies in abstracts of articles in Clinical Chemistry (created 2007-12-19)
- Stats: The post-modern assault on evidence-based medicine, part 2 (created 2007-12-18)
- Interesting article: Operating the smokescreen (created 2007-12-18)
- Interesting article: Haploview: analysis and visualization of LD and haplotype maps (created 2007-12-18)
- Stats: The post-modern assault on evidence-based medicine (created 2007-12-07)
- Interesting article: Factors influencing publication of research results. Follow-up of applications submitted to two institutional review boards (created 2007-12-05)
- Interesting website: Fear and loathing of pharmaceutical statistics (created 2007-12-05)
- Interesting website: Randomization Process in Question: Efficacy Trials Evaluating Psychotherapy vs Medications May Not Be Valid (created 2007-12-03)

**November 2007 (18 entries)**

- Interesting website: Reporting Non Significant Results: Summary (November 29, 2007)
- Interesting website: Articles on statistics, epidemiology and research design (November 29, 2007)
- Stats: No longer the sole statistician? (November 28, 2007)
- Interesting website: Engagement of Institutions in Research (November 28, 2007)
- Interesting article: The abuse of power: the pervasive fallacy of power calculations for data analysis (November 27, 2007)
- Interesting article: The use of predicted confidence intervals when planning experiments and the misuse of power when interpreting results (November 27, 2007)
- Stats: Testing for an increasing trend in a proportion (November 26, 2007)
- Stats: A new and simple approach for monitoring safety data (November 18, 2007)
- Stats: My page names are too long (November 17, 2007)
- Stats: The pros and cons of control charts versus data mining (November 17, 2007)
- Interesting website: Distinguishing Association from Causation (November 16, 2007)
- Stats: Monitoring adverse events during peritoneal dialysis (November 15, 2007)
- Stats: Stair step interpolation in R (November 15, 2007)
- Stats: Reforming conflict of interest statements (November 12, 2007)
- Stats: NNH talk update (November 12, 2007)
- Stats: Postlude to my Dallas talk (November 11, 2007)
- Stats: Grow up and learn how to do Statistics (November 8, 2007)
- Stats: Handout for diagnostic testing (November 6, 2007)

**October 2007 (21 entries)**

- Stats: Revising my definition section (October 18, 2007)
- Stats: New categories needed (October 18, 2007)
- Interesting article: Comparison of hospital episode statistics and central cardiac audit database in public reporting of congenital heart surgery mortality (October 18, 2007)
- Interesting website: 1 Guy vs. 1-Click - guy wins (October 18, 2007)
- Stats: Warning message is more appropriate than you might think (October 18, 2007)
- Stats: Open Access Journals, part 2 (October 14, 2007)
- Interesting website: Calling all charlatans (October 12, 2007)
- Interesting website: Stowers Institute Bioinformatics Center and IT Group (October 12, 2007)
- Stats: Illustrations for a case study of the TGN 1412 trial (October 12, 2007)
- Stats: Confidence interval for a rate (October 10, 2007)
- Interesting website: Statistical Data Analysis: Prove It with Data (October 9, 2007)
- Interesting book: Statistics as Principled Argument (October 9, 2007)
- Stats: Case study of accrual in a clinical trial, Part 2 (October 9, 2007)
- Interesting book: Using R for Introductory Statistics (October 8, 2007)
- Interesting website: R FAQ (October 8, 2007)
- Interesting website: R Manuals (October 8, 2007)
- Interesting website: R News (October 8, 2007)
- Stats: Seminar on Open Access Journals (October 5, 2007)
- Stats: Educational and networking opportunities for statisticians in the Kansas City area (October 4, 2007)
- Stats: An alternate way of viewing accrual (October 3, 2007)
- Stats: Help for Statistics at UMKC and KUMC (October 1, 2007)

**September 2007 (24 entries)**

- Stats: The latest word on my promotion (September 27, 2007)
- Stats: Html debris copied from other websites (September 27, 2007)
- Interesting article: Making a difference: the clinical research programme for children (September 26, 2007)
- Interesting article: Debating how to do ethical research in developing countries. (September 26, 2007)
- Stats: Patterns to look for in a histogram (September 21, 2007)
- Stats: The order of entering interactions into a model (September 20, 2007)
- Stats: What does a statistician do all day? (September 17, 2007)
- Stats: What is an adverse reaction? (September 14, 2007)
- Stats: What is an adverse event? (September 14, 2007)
- Stats: Format codes for my web pages (September 14, 2007)
- Stats: Case study of accrual in a clinical trial (September 11, 2007)
- Stats: Is my confidence interval wide? (September 11, 2007)
- Stats: Alphabetical bookmark list (September 7, 2007)
- Stats: My promotion application (September 5, 2007)
- Stats: Resources for grant writers (September 4, 2007)
- Interesting website: A Guide for Proposal Writing (September 4, 2007)
- Interesting website: All About Grants Tutorials (September 4, 2007)
- Interesting website: Clinical Research Guide (September 4, 2007)
- Interesting website: Common Mistakes in NIH Applications (September 4, 2007)
- Interesting website: Effective Foundation Grantseeking Strategies (September 4, 2007)
- Interesting website: Grant Proposal Writing Tips (September 4, 2007)
- Interesting website: Proposal Writing Short Course (September 4, 2007)
- Interesting website: Specialized Proposal Development Guides (September 4, 2007)
- Interesting website: The Art of Grantsmanship (September 4, 2007)

**August 2007 (19 entries)**

- Stats: External scholars needed to review my promotion materials (August 31, 2007)
- Interesting website: Overview of Computer Intensive Statistical Inference Procedures (August 31, 2007)
- Stats: Are we assuming a normal sample or a normal population? (August 30, 2007)
- Stats: What makes pediatric research different? (August 29, 2007)
- Interesting article: How Quickly Do Systematic Reviews Go Out of Date? A Survival Analysis (August 27, 2007)
- Stats: Common sources of confusion in a class on quality control (August 22, 2007)
- Interesting website: Centre for Multilevel Modelling (August 20, 2007)
- Interesting article: Enhancing research integrity (August 17, 2007)
- Interesting website: PubCon Street Tips on Giving Presentations : Investing in our Speakers (August 17, 2007)
- Stats: What is a mosaic plot? (August 14, 2007)
- Stats: Does promoting your book constitute a conflict of interest? (August 13, 2007)
- Stats: How good is my prediction? (August 13, 2007)
- Stats: Need for a conflict of interest policy (August 9, 2007)
- Stats: Justifying the sample size for a microarray study (August 9, 2007)
- Interesting website: Data Visualization (August 7, 2007)
- Interesting article: Visual inspection with acetic acid as a cervical cancer test (August 7, 2007)
- Interesting article: The effect of Web 2.0 on the future of medical practice and education (August 7, 2007)
- Interesting website: The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) for assessing the quality of nonrandomised studies in meta-analyses (August 7, 2007)
- Stats: Which expert should you believe? (August 3, 2007)

**July 2007 (23 entries)**

- Interesting article: Correlation coefficients in medical research: from product moment correlation to the odds ratio (July 27, 2007)
- Interesting article: Record linkage research and informed consent: who consents? (July 26, 2007)
- Stats: Conflict of interest in the Wakefield MMR study (July 26, 2007)
- Stats: Continuing education questions for a talk on diagnostic tests (July 24, 2007)
- Interesting website: Bayesian Unconditional Power Analysis (July 24, 2007)
- Interesting website: The Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies (July 23, 2007)
- Interesting website: Advice on designing scientific posters (July 23, 2007)
- Interesting website: Ed Rigdon's SEM FAQ (July 23, 2007)
- Interesting article: Clinical trials: the viewpoint of children (July 23, 2007)
- Stats: Classic calculations for a diagnostic test (July 20, 2007)
- Interesting website: Chance News 28, Sloppy animal research (July 19, 2007)
- Interesting article: Linear Information Models: An Introduction (July 19, 2007)
- Stats: I don't want to use a randomized trial (July 18, 2007)
- Stats: Conflict of interest list (July 18, 2007)
- Stats: Code for drawing new likelihood ratio slide rule (July 12, 2007)
- Interesting article: HRT: a reappraisal of the risks and benefits (July 11, 2007)
- Interesting website: Scientific Misconduct Blog (July 11, 2007)
- Interesting article: Research misconduct: can Australia learn from the UK’s stuttering system? (July 9, 2007)
- Interesting website: Journal Info (July 9, 2007)
- Stats: The research world is not black and white (July 7, 2007)
- Stats: Recommendations from Sackett et al for evaluating a diagnostic test (July 2, 2007)
- Interesting website: Bias glossary (July 2, 2007)
- Interesting quote: All models are... (July 1, 2007)

** June 2007 (16 entries)**

- Stats: The stubborn insistence on placebos (June 29, 2007)
- Stats: How two bad control groups can add up to one good comparison (June 28, 2007)
- Stats: The debate about historical control groups (June 27, 2007)
- Stats: The trouble with apples and oranges (June 25, 2007)
- Stats: I deserve a promotion (June 22, 2007)
- Stats: Why the plus one in the percentile formula p(n+1)? (June 22, 2007)
- Stats: Can the standard deviation be more than half of the range? (June 22, 2007)
- Stats: Use of diagnostic tests for making clinical decisions (June 15, 2007)
- Stats: When bad control groups happen to good researchers (June 15, 2007)
- Stats: Seven different formulas for the odds ratio (June 14, 2007)
- Stats: Accounting for cyclical trends in a regression model (June 13, 2007)
- Stats: Illustrated case studies of research ethics and research fraud (June 11, 2007)
- Stats: Centering the data (June 8, 2007)
- Interesting website: Guidance on Research Involving Coded Private Information or Biological Specimens (June 6, 2007)
- Stats: Calculating probabilities involving correlated normal variables (June 4, 2007)
- Stats: Applying likelihood ratios in your head (June 1, 2007)

**May 2007 (6 entries)**

- Stats: Using real examples in teaching statistics (May 30, 2007)
- Stats: May has been a slow month (May 29, 2007)
- Stats: Choosing between two conflicting analyses (May 16, 2007)
- Stats: Classic references in evidence based medicine (May 16, 2007)
- Stats: Where can you find interesting case studies in Statistics? (May 2, 2007)
- Stats: What to measure in a post-marketing surveillance study (May 2, 2007)

**April 2007 (16 entries)**

- Stats: Cohen's Kappa with small cell sizes (April 26, 2007)
- Stats: ANOM table for alpha=0.05, part 2 (April 21, 2007)
- Stats: Fitting a beta binomial model using BUGS (April 17, 2007)
- Stats: A simple illustration of the Metropolis algorithm (April 13, 2007)
- Stats: Special section for quotations (April 11, 2007)
- Interesting quote: When I talk... (April 11, 2007)
- Stats: Quantifying the ability of dreams to predict the future (April 10, 2007)
- Stats: IRB review of studies with methodological flaws (April 10, 2007)
- Interesting quote: One of the naturalists... (April 9, 2007)
- Stats: What is an adequate sample size for establishing validity and reliability? (April 9, 2007)
- Stats: What makes a good diagnostic test? (April 6, 2007)
- Stats: useR! 2007 conference in Ames, Iowa (April 6, 2007)
- Stats: Calculating rates (April 6, 2007)
- Stats: Further exploration of Type I and Type II errors (April 5, 2007)
- Stats: Tracking adverse events during kidney biopsy, Part 2 (April 5, 2007)
- Stats: The Seven Deadly Sins of Researchers (April 4, 2007)

**March 2007 (22 entries)**

- Stats: R Wiki (March 27, 2007)
- Stats: IRB review of a pilot study (March 26, 2007)
- Stats: Confidence intervals for count data (March 22, 2007)
- Stats: Some UNIX humor (March 22, 2007)
- Stats: Interpretation of an odds ratio (March 21, 2007)
- Stats: What I'm working on right now (March 18, 2007)
- Stats: Randomly dividing a dataset in R (March 16, 2007)
- Stats: Bad calculation of annual rate of return (March 15, 2007)
- Stats: Tracking adverse events during kidney biopsy (March 14, 2007)
- Stats: Thanks to all my proofreaders! (March 14, 2007)
- Stats: Ignore weak evidence at your own peril (March 13, 2007)
- Stats: Reviewing a paper on qualitative data analysis (March 11, 2007)
- Stats: Manipulation of peer-review publications by pharmaceutical companies (March 9, 2007)
- Stats: Calculating a P control chart (March 7, 2007)
- Stats: P control chart, answers to on your own exercises (March 7, 2007)
- Stats: Calculation of Analysis of Means limits (March 6, 2007)
- Stats: ANOM table for alpha=0.05, part 1 (March 4, 2007)
- Stats: PharmedOUT website (March 2, 2007)
- Stats: Handouts for quality control workshop (March 2, 2007)
- Stats: Calculating an XBAR-S control chart (March 2, 2007)
- Stats: XBAR-S control chart, answers to on your own exercise (March 2, 2007)
- Stats: Using a pocket calculator to compute a standard deviation (March 1, 2007)

**February 2007 (12 entries)**

- Stats: Team exercise to illustrate ANOM calculations (February 28, 2007)
- Stats: Formulas for cumulative Poisson and binomial probabilities (February 19, 2007)
- Stats: Searching through the Current Index to Statistics (February 15, 2007)
- Stats: A recent contribution to Wikipedia and to the Chance Wiki (February 15, 2007)
- Stats: Three simple rules to establish quality (February 15, 2007)
- Stats: Watch out for ambiguous data (February 14, 2007)
- Stats: Advice for searching in PubMed (February 11, 2007)
- Stats: Compound interest and powers (February 11, 2007)
- Stats: Resources for fMRI data analysis (February 8, 2007)
- Stats: When is a control chart not a control chart? (February 6, 2007)
- Stats: Some resources for Analysis of Means (June 30, 2006) (updated February 1, 2007)
- Stats: Modular arithmetic and rounding in R (February 1, 2007)

**January 2007 (13 entries)**

- Stats: The danger of providing expert testimony when you are not an expert (January 31, 2007)
- Stats: Do your own power and sample size calculations (January 30, 2007)
- Stats: Fitting a difference in exponential functions (January 26, 2007)
- Stats: Manipulating graphic images using a touchscreen interface (January 23, 2007)
- Stats: Books that discuss Poisson regression (January 19, 2007)
- Stats: Tests of hypothesis and confidence intervals involving a correlation coefficient (January 18, 2007)
- Stats: Technometrics review of Statistical Evidence (January 16, 2007)
- Stats: Resources describing biplots (January 15, 2007)
- Stats: What can you do with 100 words? (January 12, 2007)
- Stats: Differences between the Chi-square test, Fisher's Exact test, and logistic regression (January 9, 2007)
- Stats: Can Google replace your doctor? (January 4, 2007)
- Stats: Variable cluster sizes and their impact on sample size calculations (January 3, 2007)
- Stats: Teaching Statistics, An International Journal for Teachers (January 3, 2007)