P.Mean: Updates for 2008 (created 2008-11-17)
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- 2008-11-25. The
StATS website is back up and running again. The look is somewhat
different, so as to match the style of the rest of the Children's Mercy
website. The content is pretty much unchanged, though they removed all
references to my new website, as is their prerogative. I will gradually
correct my links in the new site so that I can link back to all my old
content. This will take a while. If you find any errors on my old website (I'm
sure you're shocked that Professor Mean would make any errors), please contact
me and I'll make the appropriate corrections on the new site.
- 2008-11-24. I am getting started again on producing illustrated
case studies of research ethics. I have a main page
for this project and a very early
draft of the TGN 1412 trial in PDF format.
- 2008-11-05. The first issue of the
Monthly Mean newsletter was released today. I hope you like it. If you
haven't signed up yet, it is easy. I am using a
professional service, iContact, so you can be sure that your privacy will be
respected and that you will be able to unsubscribe without a lot of hassles.
- 2008-11-03. Children's Mercy Hospital has shut down the StATS
website, at least temporarily. If you try to go to any page on my old website,
you will get the following message "We're sorry, but the Stats site is
currently being revamped! Please check back soon." I will start
negotiating with Children's Mercy to post the old material at my new website,
but I am unsure how these negotiations will go. The copyright statement that
was originally posted on the website before I tried to change these webpages
to open source stated that individual educational use of these webpages is
acceptable. If anyone has an individual educational need for any particular
webpage at my old site, send me an email and I
will get you a copy. If there is a favorite topic that you want covered at my
new site, let me know and I will develop some new content on that topic that
does not infringe on the copyright of the original page. Many of the links on
this website to the content of the old website are now broken, and I will try
to fix these as soon as possible.
- 2008-11-01. My last day at Children's Mercy Hospital was Friday,
October 31. It has been a wonderful twelve years. I am looking forward to my
new career as an independent statistical consultant,
but I will miss many friendships that I have developed with the people I have
- 2008-10-09. I am starting an email letter about Statistics, called the
Monthly Mean. Although the first newsletter is not yet written, I have a
main newsletter page, an
archive page, and a very very early
draft of the November newsletter.
- 2008-07-09. To avoid any controversy, I am re-organizing this site
to avoid duplicating material at the StATS website. Once the issues of the
open source license are resolved, I will add back the appropriate links. The
main page which feeds into the duplicated material is the archive. I've
disabled this link. A few select categories, associated with new material are
- 2008-07-08. There have been some questions raised about the open
source license that I am using on the
StATS website. I hope to
resolve this issue soon. To be safe, please consider any material on the
StATS website to have a copyright by Children's Mercy Hospital.
- 2008-06-23. This website is just
getting started. It borrows very heavily from the
StATS website, which I
wrote from 1997 through this month. I plan to move all of the important
content here and then make updates solely to this page. The transition will
be difficult as there are well over a thousand pages to adapt. Please give me
a month or so to get everything perfect. For the short term, you may
experience some problems with some of your favorite pages missing or moved to
a different folder. Also, there may be some missing images, or some internal
links don't work quite right.
This work is licensed under a
Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. This page was written by
Steve Simon and was last modified on
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