This week in journal club we are discussing Rudan et al, Epidemiology and etiology of childhood pneumonia in 2010. This description of an estimation method comes with an 80 page spreadsheet showing the calculation!
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This week in journal club, we will be reading Green et al, Use of posterior predictive assessments to evaluate model fit in multilevel logistic regression. I like posterior predictive checks, here are some of the stats papers that we might read in the future if my students do, too:
The quarter is underway, and journal club is back. This week will will discuss Tusting et al’s meta-analysis of socioeconomic development as an intervention against malaria.
I wonder if the forest plot is here to stay?
It presents a lot of information, but maybe it could emphasize the important parts more. There is great benefit to having a standard way to present systematic review data, however, so any changes need to be for huge benefit or just little tweaks.
For my records, last week we read a yet-to-be-submitted paper in development here at IHME. The week before that we read Tarde’s idea of quantification by Latour.
This week we follow up on a thread that emerged from our challenging reading in anthropology, the role of religion in public health, with the paper Religion and health: public health research and practice by Chatters, described by my colleague who recommended it as “a little dated but is still a sort of touchstone piece”.
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.
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.
This week in journal club we are reading something that I’m not going to name, because it says “do not cite or distribute without permission” on the top of the paper.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.
We’ve selected a locally grown paper for discussion in journal club this week, India’s Janani Suraksha Yojana, a conditional cash transfer programme to increase births in health facilities: an impact evaluation, by Lim et al, with a focus on the methods: the paper has “used three analytical approaches (matching, with-versus-without comparison, and differences in differences) to assess the effect of JSY on antenatal care, in-facility births, and perinatal, neonatal, and maternal deaths.”