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margmacd

Hello

 

I would be grateful for advice on any good quality teaching materials that I can access for running practical sessions in the use of SPSS with medical students. It would be helpful to gain an idea of available materials to avoid reinventing the wheel completely, where appropriate. I have deliberately avoided specifying statistical topics, as I simply want to review what is available at this stage.

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

Email: [hidden email]

Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211

Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909

Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall

 

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Re: In search of teaching materials

Mike
There are an R programmer's website on Github that contains
1147 datasets is csv format and an accompanying Word document
that helps to provide information about the data, including relevant
references (for nominal/ordinal data, info on the coding scheme is
provided).  One entry point to these data is:
https://github.com/vincentarelbundock/Rdatasets

Note that the website says that these datasets should be available
if you have Base R installed on your machine.  Perhaps Jon Peck
can say whether these are included in however the SPSS to R connection
is set up.  In any event, given that all of the datasets are in CSV format,
it is trivial to import into any version of SPSS and add variable labels
and value labels either through syntax or the variable info on the
SPSS data window.

There is a wide variety of datasets from various areas, including
medicine.  Of historical interest, the sleep medication data that
Student (Gosset) used in his 1908 "probable error of the mean"
paper which introduced the "t-test" (NOTE: Gosset called it a
small sample z-test and did not become the t-test until Fisher's
work on it, published in 1925 -- for a short while it was called
Fisher's t-test until the honorific was transferred to Student --
in actuality, Student 1908 introduced the direct difference method
while Fisher would extend the t-test to independent groups).
The sleep medicine data was originally published by Cushny &
Peebles (1905 - reference is given on website) and this is the
complete dataset (i.e., control group no med, Med 1, Med 2,
and differences between meds and control group) not the
reduced dataset that Student presented (i.e., diff of control-Med 1,
and diff of control-Med2; Student was focusing on a difference
between differences expressed as additional hours  of sleep
relative to the control group's sleep duration).  See:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/psych/cushny.html
And the csv data set can be obtained here:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/csv/psych/cushny.csv

Of more medical interest is the colon cancer dataset by Moertel et al (1990)
that allows one to do various analyses, including a time to recurrence
of cancer or death; see:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/survival/colon.html
I may be mistaken but I believe that the medical significance of this
data and analysis was the demonstration of the beneficial effects
Lev(amisole)+5-FU  which is now a standard treatment for colon cancer.

Standard datasets (e.g., Holzinger cognitive variables) from psychology,
economics, and other areas may be of interest to others.

-Mike Palij
New York University




On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:31 AM, MACDOUGALL Margaret <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello

 

I would be grateful for advice on any good quality teaching materials that I can access for running practical sessions in the use of SPSS with medical students. It would be helpful to gain an idea of available materials to avoid reinventing the wheel completely, where appropriate. I have deliberately avoided specifying statistical topics, as I simply want to review what is available at this stage.

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

Email: [hidden email]

Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211

Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909

Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall

 

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Re: In search of teaching materials

Jon Peck
Some datasets are installed with Base R as R workspace files but others are installed with specific R packages.

If you have or install the SPSS Statistics STATS GET R extension command via the Extensions > Extension Hub (V24 or later) or the Utilities > Extension Commands (earlier versions) menu, you can enumerate the R workspaces that are already installed on your system.  And you can read selected ones into Statistics using that same dialog box.

Using File > Get R Workspace, leave the Load an R workspace file button selected, ignore the Browse item, and check the box at the bottom List all installed R package datasets.  The output will show all those currently installed.  My system currently shows 1007, but most of those were installed with specific packages.  I don't know how these relate to the ones posted on Github, but the colon dataset Michael mentions is present on my system.  It comes with the survival package.

Once you have located a dataset you want to use in Statistics, use the right hand side of the dialog to enumerate the specific contents (R workspaces can be a wild west!) and then select the data frame you want.

To read the colon dataset and create a Statistics dataset named colon, the dialog would generate this syntax.
STATS GET R DATA="colon" PACKAGE="survival"  CLEARENV=NO   ALLDATA=YES 
/GET DATASET=colon DATAFRAME=colon.



On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 12:52 PM, Michael Palij <[hidden email]> wrote:
There are an R programmer's website on Github that contains
1147 datasets is csv format and an accompanying Word document
that helps to provide information about the data, including relevant
references (for nominal/ordinal data, info on the coding scheme is
provided).  One entry point to these data is:
https://github.com/vincentarelbundock/Rdatasets

Note that the website says that these datasets should be available
if you have Base R installed on your machine.  Perhaps Jon Peck
can say whether these are included in however the SPSS to R connection
is set up.  In any event, given that all of the datasets are in CSV format,
it is trivial to import into any version of SPSS and add variable labels
and value labels either through syntax or the variable info on the
SPSS data window.

There is a wide variety of datasets from various areas, including
medicine.  Of historical interest, the sleep medication data that
Student (Gosset) used in his 1908 "probable error of the mean"
paper which introduced the "t-test" (NOTE: Gosset called it a
small sample z-test and did not become the t-test until Fisher's
work on it, published in 1925 -- for a short while it was called
Fisher's t-test until the honorific was transferred to Student --
in actuality, Student 1908 introduced the direct difference method
while Fisher would extend the t-test to independent groups).
The sleep medicine data was originally published by Cushny &
Peebles (1905 - reference is given on website) and this is the
complete dataset (i.e., control group no med, Med 1, Med 2,
and differences between meds and control group) not the
reduced dataset that Student presented (i.e., diff of control-Med 1,
and diff of control-Med2; Student was focusing on a difference
between differences expressed as additional hours  of sleep
relative to the control group's sleep duration).  See:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/psych/cushny.html
And the csv data set can be obtained here:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/csv/psych/cushny.csv

Of more medical interest is the colon cancer dataset by Moertel et al (1990)
that allows one to do various analyses, including a time to recurrence
of cancer or death; see:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/survival/colon.html
I may be mistaken but I believe that the medical significance of this
data and analysis was the demonstration of the beneficial effects
Lev(amisole)+5-FU  which is now a standard treatment for colon cancer.

Standard datasets (e.g., Holzinger cognitive variables) from psychology,
economics, and other areas may be of interest to others.

-Mike Palij
New York University




On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:31 AM, MACDOUGALL Margaret <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello

 

I would be grateful for advice on any good quality teaching materials that I can access for running practical sessions in the use of SPSS with medical students. It would be helpful to gain an idea of available materials to avoid reinventing the wheel completely, where appropriate. I have deliberately avoided specifying statistical topics, as I simply want to review what is available at this stage.

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

Email: [hidden email]

Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211

Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909

Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall

 

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Re: In search of teaching materials

Bruce Weaver
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Hello Margaret.  I think people would be better able to advise you if you
provided a list of learning objectives and told us how much time you'll be
given.  It would be useful to know not only the total amount of time, but
how it will be structured (e.g.,  how many sessions per week, length of
sessions, number of weeks, with or without computer labs, etc.).  

Having said all that, when it comes to introducing students to the basics of
SPSS, you might find the following site useful, and accessible to the
students:

   https://www.spss-tutorials.com/basics/

It is not geared specifically to medicine, but I don't think it has to be if
the point is to learn the basics of SPSS.  Others have mentioned archives of
datasets.  Here's another one with datasets from Martin Bland's books and
other publications:

   https://www-users.york.ac.uk/~mb55/datasets/datasets.htm

HTH.

Bruce



margmacd wrote

> Hello
>
> I would be grateful for advice on any good quality teaching materials that
> I can access for running practical sessions in the use of SPSS with
> medical students. It would be helpful to gain an idea of available
> materials to avoid reinventing the wheel completely, where appropriate. I
> have deliberately avoided specifying statistical topics, as I simply want
> to review what is available at this stage.
>
> Best wishes
> Margaret
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Dr Margaret MacDougall
> Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
> (Senior Lecturer)
> Centre for Population Health Sciences
> College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
> Teviot Place
> University of Edinburgh
> Edinburgh EH8 9AG
>
> Email:

> Margaret.MacDougall@.ac

> &lt;mailto:

> Margaret.MacDougall@.ac

> &gt;
> Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211
> Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909
> Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall
>
>
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Re: In search of teaching materials

margmacd
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Excellent, Michael; this should save me time and effort for the time being in preparing datasets!

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

Email: [hidden email]

Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211

Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909

Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall

 

From: Michael Palij [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: 17 April 2018 19:52
To: MACDOUGALL Margaret <[hidden email]>
Cc: SPSS list <[hidden email]>; Michael Palij <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: In search of teaching materials

 

There are an R programmer's website on Github that contains

1147 datasets is csv format and an accompanying Word document

that helps to provide information about the data, including relevant

references (for nominal/ordinal data, info on the coding scheme is

provided).  One entry point to these data is:
https://github.com/vincentarelbundock/Rdatasets

Note that the website says that these datasets should be available

if you have Base R installed on your machine.  Perhaps Jon Peck

can say whether these are included in however the SPSS to R connection

is set up.  In any event, given that all of the datasets are in CSV format,

it is trivial to import into any version of SPSS and add variable labels

and value labels either through syntax or the variable info on the

SPSS data window.

There is a wide variety of datasets from various areas, including

medicine.  Of historical interest, the sleep medication data that

Student (Gosset) used in his 1908 "probable error of the mean"

paper which introduced the "t-test" (NOTE: Gosset called it a

small sample z-test and did not become the t-test until Fisher's

work on it, published in 1925 -- for a short while it was called

Fisher's t-test until the honorific was transferred to Student --

in actuality, Student 1908 introduced the direct difference method

while Fisher would extend the t-test to independent groups).

The sleep medicine data was originally published by Cushny &

Peebles (1905 - reference is given on website) and this is the

complete dataset (i.e., control group no med, Med 1, Med 2,

and differences between meds and control group) not the

reduced dataset that Student presented (i.e., diff of control-Med 1,

and diff of control-Med2; Student was focusing on a difference

between differences expressed as additional hours  of sleep

relative to the control group's sleep duration).  See:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/psych/cushny.html

And the csv data set can be obtained here:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/csv/psych/cushny.csv

Of more medical interest is the colon cancer dataset by Moertel et al (1990)

that allows one to do various analyses, including a time to recurrence

of cancer or death; see:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/survival/colon.html

I may be mistaken but I believe that the medical significance of this

data and analysis was the demonstration of the beneficial effects
Lev(amisole)+5-FU  which is now a standard treatment for colon cancer.

Standard datasets (e.g., Holzinger cognitive variables) from psychology,

economics, and other areas may be of interest to others.

-Mike Palij

New York University

 

 

 

On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:31 AM, MACDOUGALL Margaret <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello

 

I would be grateful for advice on any good quality teaching materials that I can access for running practical sessions in the use of SPSS with medical students. It would be helpful to gain an idea of available materials to avoid reinventing the wheel completely, where appropriate. I have deliberately avoided specifying statistical topics, as I simply want to review what is available at this stage.

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

Email: [hidden email]

Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211

Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909

Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall

 

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Re: In search of teaching materials

John F Hall

Margaret

 

If you don't specifically need medical data, the SPSS tutorials on my site are aimed at absolute beginners.  They can be easily followed without access either to data or to SPSS.  Hope this helps.

 

John F Hall  MA (Cantab) Dip Ed (Dunelm)

[Retired academic survey researcher]

 

Email:          [hidden email]

Website:     Journeys in Survey Research

Course:       Survey Analysis Workshop (SPSS)

Research:   Subjective Social Indicators (Quality of Life)

 

From: SPSSX(r) Discussion <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of MACDOUGALL Margaret
Sent: 18 April 2018 10:46
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: In search of teaching materials

 

Excellent, Michael; this should save me time and effort for the time being in preparing datasets!

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

Email: [hidden email]

Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211

Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909

Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall

 

From: Michael Palij [[hidden email]]
Sent: 17 April 2018 19:52
To: MACDOUGALL Margaret <
[hidden email]>
Cc: SPSS list <
[hidden email]>; Michael Palij <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: In search of teaching materials

 

There are an R programmer's website on Github that contains

1147 datasets is csv format and an accompanying Word document

that helps to provide information about the data, including relevant

references (for nominal/ordinal data, info on the coding scheme is

provided).  One entry point to these data is:
https://github.com/vincentarelbundock/Rdatasets

Note that the website says that these datasets should be available

if you have Base R installed on your machine.  Perhaps Jon Peck

can say whether these are included in however the SPSS to R connection

is set up.  In any event, given that all of the datasets are in CSV format,

it is trivial to import into any version of SPSS and add variable labels

and value labels either through syntax or the variable info on the

SPSS data window.

There is a wide variety of datasets from various areas, including

medicine.  Of historical interest, the sleep medication data that

Student (Gosset) used in his 1908 "probable error of the mean"

paper which introduced the "t-test" (NOTE: Gosset called it a

small sample z-test and did not become the t-test until Fisher's

work on it, published in 1925 -- for a short while it was called

Fisher's t-test until the honorific was transferred to Student --

in actuality, Student 1908 introduced the direct difference method

while Fisher would extend the t-test to independent groups).

The sleep medicine data was originally published by Cushny &

Peebles (1905 - reference is given on website) and this is the

complete dataset (i.e., control group no med, Med 1, Med 2,

and differences between meds and control group) not the

reduced dataset that Student presented (i.e., diff of control-Med 1,

and diff of control-Med2; Student was focusing on a difference

between differences expressed as additional hours  of sleep

relative to the control group's sleep duration).  See:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/psych/cushny.html

And the csv data set can be obtained here:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/csv/psych/cushny.csv

Of more medical interest is the colon cancer dataset by Moertel et al (1990)

that allows one to do various analyses, including a time to recurrence

of cancer or death; see:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/survival/colon.html

I may be mistaken but I believe that the medical significance of this

data and analysis was the demonstration of the beneficial effects
Lev(amisole)+5-FU  which is now a standard treatment for colon cancer.

Standard datasets (e.g., Holzinger cognitive variables) from psychology,

economics, and other areas may be of interest to others.

-Mike Palij

New York University

 

 

 

On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:31 AM, MACDOUGALL Margaret <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello

 

I would be grateful for advice on any good quality teaching materials that I can access for running practical sessions in the use of SPSS with medical students. It would be helpful to gain an idea of available materials to avoid reinventing the wheel completely, where appropriate. I have deliberately avoided specifying statistical topics, as I simply want to review what is available at this stage.

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

Email: [hidden email]

Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211

Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909

Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall

 

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Re: In search of teaching materials

margmacd

Many thanks for the kind suggestion, John. However, it is imperative that  I centre my teaching around real-life case scenarios in medicine or allied health sciences.

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

Email: [hidden email]

Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211

Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909

Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall

 

From: John F Hall [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: 18 April 2018 10:33
To: MACDOUGALL Margaret <[hidden email]>; [hidden email]
Subject: RE: In search of teaching materials

 

Margaret

 

If you don't specifically need medical data, the SPSS tutorials on my site are aimed at absolute beginners.  They can be easily followed without access either to data or to SPSS.  Hope this helps.

 

John F Hall  MA (Cantab) Dip Ed (Dunelm)

[Retired academic survey researcher]

 

Email:          [hidden email]

Website:     Journeys in Survey Research

Course:       Survey Analysis Workshop (SPSS)

Research:   Subjective Social Indicators (Quality of Life)

 

From: SPSSX(r) Discussion <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of MACDOUGALL Margaret
Sent: 18 April 2018 10:46
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: In search of teaching materials

 

Excellent, Michael; this should save me time and effort for the time being in preparing datasets!

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

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Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

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From: Michael Palij [[hidden email]]
Sent: 17 April 2018 19:52
To: MACDOUGALL Margaret <
[hidden email]>
Cc: SPSS list <
[hidden email]>; Michael Palij <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: In search of teaching materials

 

There are an R programmer's website on Github that contains

1147 datasets is csv format and an accompanying Word document

that helps to provide information about the data, including relevant

references (for nominal/ordinal data, info on the coding scheme is

provided).  One entry point to these data is:
https://github.com/vincentarelbundock/Rdatasets

Note that the website says that these datasets should be available

if you have Base R installed on your machine.  Perhaps Jon Peck

can say whether these are included in however the SPSS to R connection

is set up.  In any event, given that all of the datasets are in CSV format,

it is trivial to import into any version of SPSS and add variable labels

and value labels either through syntax or the variable info on the

SPSS data window.

There is a wide variety of datasets from various areas, including

medicine.  Of historical interest, the sleep medication data that

Student (Gosset) used in his 1908 "probable error of the mean"

paper which introduced the "t-test" (NOTE: Gosset called it a

small sample z-test and did not become the t-test until Fisher's

work on it, published in 1925 -- for a short while it was called

Fisher's t-test until the honorific was transferred to Student --

in actuality, Student 1908 introduced the direct difference method

while Fisher would extend the t-test to independent groups).

The sleep medicine data was originally published by Cushny &

Peebles (1905 - reference is given on website) and this is the

complete dataset (i.e., control group no med, Med 1, Med 2,

and differences between meds and control group) not the

reduced dataset that Student presented (i.e., diff of control-Med 1,

and diff of control-Med2; Student was focusing on a difference

between differences expressed as additional hours  of sleep

relative to the control group's sleep duration).  See:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/psych/cushny.html

And the csv data set can be obtained here:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/csv/psych/cushny.csv

Of more medical interest is the colon cancer dataset by Moertel et al (1990)

that allows one to do various analyses, including a time to recurrence

of cancer or death; see:
http://vincentarelbundock.github.io/Rdatasets/doc/survival/colon.html

I may be mistaken but I believe that the medical significance of this

data and analysis was the demonstration of the beneficial effects
Lev(amisole)+5-FU  which is now a standard treatment for colon cancer.

Standard datasets (e.g., Holzinger cognitive variables) from psychology,

economics, and other areas may be of interest to others.

-Mike Palij

New York University

 

 

 

On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:31 AM, MACDOUGALL Margaret <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hello

 

I would be grateful for advice on any good quality teaching materials that I can access for running practical sessions in the use of SPSS with medical students. It would be helpful to gain an idea of available materials to avoid reinventing the wheel completely, where appropriate. I have deliberately avoided specifying statistical topics, as I simply want to review what is available at this stage.

 

Best wishes
Margaret

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dr Margaret MacDougall

Medical Statistician and Researcher in Education
(Senior Lecturer)

Centre for Population Health Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Teviot Place

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8 9AG

 

Email: [hidden email]

Tel: +44(0)131 650 3211

Fax: +44(0)131 650 6909

Personal profile: http://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/margaret-macdougall

 

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