Format codes for my web pages (September 14, 2007, major revision, October 8, 2005). Category: Administrative details

In an effort to create uniformity in the appearance of my web pages, I am listing brief pages that represent a format standard.

Here's an example of a category page using the current format.

P.Mean >> Category >> Extrapolation of research findings (created 2007-06-18).

These pages discuss some of the issues that you should consider when evaluating whether it is appropriate to extrapolate research finding to a different group of patients or to a different practice. Articles are arranged by date with the most recent entries at the top. You can find the theme and closely related categories and other resources at the bottom of this page.

2008

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Outside resources:

  1. Mary S Fewtrell, Kathy Kennedy, Atul Singhal, et al. How much loss to follow-up is acceptable in long-term randomised trials and prospective studies?. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2008;93(6):458 -461. Description: This article reviews current literature recommendations on how low a drop-out should be in order to be acceptable. The general consensus is that 5% or less is good and that 20% or higher is bad (though some authors will say that 50% or more is bad). The authors point out that the statistical consequences of drop-outs vary from study to study and that rigid adherence to any fixed cut-off is inappropriate. [Accessed July 17, 2010]. Available at: http://adc.bmj.com/content/93/6/458.extract.

Creative Commons License All of the material above this paragraph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. This page was written by Steve Simon and was last modified on 2010-07-16. The material below this paragraph links to my old website, StATS. Although I wrote all of the material listed below, my ex-employer, Children's Mercy Hospital, has claimed copyright ownership of this material. The brief excerpts shown here are included under the fair use provisions of U.S. Copyright laws.

2008

  1. Stats: Difficulties in generalizing research (February 15, 2006). I found this information thanks to an email in the Evidence-Based Health email discussion group. Someone asked if there was any empirical evidence that the setting of a study (e.g., primary versus secondary care) could influence the results of the research. Intuitively, you would suspect that this would be the case, because the types of patients who show up at a primary care clinic are quite different than those who show up at a secondary or tertiary care center.

What now?

Browse other categories at this site

Browse through the most recent entries

Get help

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Copyright notice.

When these pages were originally developed, the lawyers suggested that I copyright these pages. In January of 2008 I asked for and got permission to place these pages under an open access license. What this means is that you can use these pages however you like, including a derivative work as long as you acknowledge the original source. A link back to the original page or a listing of the URL of the page would be sufficient acknowledgement.

People will sometimes ask for permission to link to my pages. That has never been an issue. You can link to my site without any restrictions. It would be nice if you could let me know you are linking to my page. Also it would be nice if you could send me the URL of the page that includes the link to my site. That way, I can show my boss how much interest my web pages are attracting.

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useR! 2007 conference in Ames, Iowa (April 6, 2007).

I may not be able to go to it, but the R community has an annual meeting, useR!, that will be held this year in Ames, Iowa from August 8-10. The web site for this conference (user2007.org) provides some of the details. In addition to technical sessions, the conference will offer some nice tutorials (user2007.org/tutorials).

Previous conferences were held in Vienna, Austria, which is a bit further away, but also a bit more exotic.

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