This week in journal club we will read Improving the Measurement of Maternal Mortality: The Sisterhood Method Revisited by Merdad et al. A method I am quite fond of.
A colleague forwarded me this RFP specifically for replication of controversial impact evaluations. It includes a recent journal club article (by other IHME colleagues) on the candidate study list. Cool!
I’ve also made it really easy for someone to replicate the results in one recent paper I was involved in, on hepatitis C virus seroprevalence. Well, easy if you manage to get dismod installed… making that really easy is still on my to-do list.
I mentioned in February a couple of contests that caught my eye, and the Whale Detection one turned out to be quite interesting. Now it has completed, and the prediction quality (AUC, if I recall correctly) has been raised from .72 to .98. Very cool.
The week journal club will read Incorporating Loss to Follow-up in Estimates of Survival Among HIV-Infected Individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa Enrolled in Antiretroviral Therapy Programs by Vergut et al.
This week’s paper Effect of the Newhints home-visits intervention on neonatal mortality rate and care practices in Ghana: a cluster randomised controlled trial, by Kirkwood et al. Cluster randomized trials and meta-analysis, a good combination to put new results in the context of the old.
A few months ago, I had great success invoking the internet to come up with the “hello, world” of statistical graphics.
p.s. google vincent vega to learn the pop culture joke behind this strangely named python package.
This week in journal club we are reading something that I’m not going to name, because it says “do not cite or distribute without permission” on the top of the paper. This secret paper sounds interesting, maybe I can tell you about it some day.