Professors Too Incompetent to Know They’re Incompetent

There are some things in life that I just have difficulty wrapping my brain around, and one of those is how some people can be so incompetent that they don’t know they’re incompetent. Let’s take

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There are some things in life that I just have difficulty wrapping my brain around, and one of those is how some people can be so incompetent that they don’t know they’re incompetent. Let’s take

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Plots of Relative Risk: A picture says 1,000 words

I can’t believe I haven’t written about this before – I’m going to tell you an easy (yes, easy) way to find and communicate to a non-technical audience standardized mortality rates and relative risk by

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I can’t believe I haven’t written about this before – I’m going to tell you an easy (yes, easy) way to find and communicate to a non-technical audience standardized mortality rates and relative risk by

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SENSITIVITY, SPECIFICITY AND SAS USAGE NOTES

SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY – TWO ANSWERS TO “DO YOU HAVE A DISEASE?” Both sensitivity and specificity address the same question – how accurate is a test for disease – but from opposite perspectives. Sensitivity is

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SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY – TWO ANSWERS TO “DO YOU HAVE A DISEASE?” Both sensitivity and specificity address the same question – how accurate is a test for disease – but from opposite perspectives. Sensitivity is

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Age-adjusted mortality

In the early part of any epidemiology course, few things throw students as much as computing age-adjusted mortality. It seems really counter-intuitive that two populations could have the exact same mortality rate and yet one

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In the early part of any epidemiology course, few things throw students as much as computing age-adjusted mortality. It seems really counter-intuitive that two populations could have the exact same mortality rate and yet one

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You can’t find women in tech? Don’t make me slap you

This is part 3 of the series inspired by Cindy Gallop’s brilliant talk on finding talented women or minorities. Not only is your company not hiring female or minority employees, not investing in female or

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This is part 3 of the series inspired by Cindy Gallop’s brilliant talk on finding talented women or minorities. Not only is your company not hiring female or minority employees, not investing in female or

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