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The aviator

February 11, 2016
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The aviator

To continue with the weirdest week in terms of emails, I have received one today that says: Dear Dr. Baio,I represent XXX (an imprint of YYY).  We are looking to publish books in aviation that are scientific, academic or professional in natur...

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Who do you think I am?

February 10, 2016
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Who do you think I am?

Today I've received an email inviting me to submit a paper to a scientific journal (it doesn't really matter what journal it is, or whether or not my own work is actually relevant for them). I looove the way they've addressed to me, though. I think tha...

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The value of being informed about a short course

February 4, 2016
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The value of being informed about a short course

Later this year, Anna, Mark, Nicky and I will organise and then teach on a 3-day workshop on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis. Not-quite-by-chance, this will happen exactly the week before the European Conference of t...

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Young folks

February 3, 2016
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We (as in Significance, in partnership with the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society) have just launched the 2016 Young Statisticians Writing Competition. The competition is open to any young statistician, regardless o...

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I will survive!

January 25, 2016
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Here's a very long post, to make up for the recent silence on the blog... Lately, I've been working on a new project involving the use of survival analysis data and results, specifically for health economic evaluation (cue Cake's rendition below).I hav...

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The guide

January 4, 2016
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The guide

Before and over the Christmas break, Christina and I have done some more work on our bmeta package, which I've already mentioned in another post, here $-$ well, to be fair, Christina has done most of the work; I was being annoying suggesting chang...

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Post mortem

December 22, 2015
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Post mortem

This is again a guest post, mainly written by Roberto, which I only slightly edited (and if significantly so, I am making it clear by adding text in italics and in square brackets, like [this]). By the way, the pic on the left shows my favourite pathol...

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ERCIM/CMStat 2015

December 12, 2015
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ERCIM/CMStat 2015

Tomorrow I'll be at the 8th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics 2015), which has again come to London. I have only been once to this conference, two years ago $-$ that time too it w...

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The Master plan

December 12, 2015
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Together with Jolene (who's really been the driving force behind this) and Marcos, I've been working in the past few months to try and set up a new MSc in Health Economic Evaluation and Decision Science at UCL.The process has been relatively long ...

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Two peas in a pod

December 7, 2015
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Two peas in a pod

Earlier today I've seen this post about Frank Wilcoxon's work on non-parametric statistics, on the Significance website. I've only very recently become involved in using some non-parametric methods (notably for our work on the EVPPI...

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