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Semi-finished

March 3, 2016
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Semi-finished

I've finally managed to have a reasonably functional release for SWSamp, my package for simulation-based sample size calculations, specifically (but not necessarily just!) for a Stepped Wedge design trial. There are still a few details that we need to ...

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Short course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis

March 1, 2016
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We're now ready to start the advertisement for our short course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis (I've posted about this here). The course will be at UCL from the 8th to the 9th of June, later this year. I think we have been lucky to secure some funding and so it...

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I will survive!

January 25, 2016
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Here's a very long post, to make up for the recent silence on the blog... Lately, I've been working on a new project involving the use of survival analysis data and results, specifically for health economic evaluation (cue Cake's rendition below).I hav...

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The guide

January 4, 2016
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The guide

Before and over the Christmas break, Christina and I have done some more work on our bmeta package, which I've already mentioned in another post, here $-$ well, to be fair, Christina has done most of the work; I was being annoying suggesting chang...

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More on stepped wedge

November 7, 2015
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A couple of months back I talked at the launch of the Trial series on the Stepped Wedge Designed, on which I have worked together with a number of colleagues at UCL and LSHTM. Jennifer, who's one of the authors of the series and is doing her ...

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Our new R package

October 29, 2015
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Our new R package

As part of the work she's doing for her PhD, Christina has done some (fairly major, I'd say!) review of the literature about prevalence studies on PCOS $-$ that's a rather serious, albeit probably fair to say quite under-researched area. When...

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Stress testing

July 6, 2015
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Stress testing

Lately, we've been spending a lot of time "stress-testing" our method for the computation of the Expected Value of Partial Perfect Information (EVPPI $-$ I know: the terminology is a bit strange and possibly not-very helpful, as "perfect" information d...

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Beta unblockers

May 28, 2015
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Beta unblockers

A couple of weeks ago, we've uploaded the new version of BCEA on CRAN, to include the function implementing our method for the computation of the EVPPI based on INLA-SPDE $-$ I've also already mentioned this here.While this is a stable versio...

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Conflict of interest

April 13, 2015
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Conflict of interest

Disclaimer: I'm fully aware of the obvious conflict of interest here, but also I think that this looks really good, so I'll write about it anyway.This post is to highlight that Marta's and Michela's book on Spatial and Spatio-temporal Bayesian Mod...

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Bayes of thrones

October 5, 2014
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My friend and colleague Andreas sent me a link to a working paper published by a statistician at the University of Christchurch (New Zealand) and discussed here. The main idea of the paper was to use a Bayesian model to predict the number of futur...

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