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On the Nonadditivity of Correlation Coefficients Part 2: Fisher Transformations

This is Part 2 of a tutorial series on the nonadditivity of correlation coefficients. This time we discuss Fisher r-to-Z and Z-to- 42 more words

Data Mining

Book Review: The Essential Guide to Effect Sizes

Before moving into psychology, I had never encountered the term “effect size”, which is a standardized unitless way to report the effect of an intervention or treatment. 779 more words


Systematic review and Meta-analysis: a brief introduction

I recently completed a short course on Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis offered by the James P. Grant School of Public Health (11th-13th July). It really helped clarify many of the misconceptions I previously had about scientific papers called systematic reviews. 1,245 more words

Study Notes

Association of Gestational Weight Gain With Maternal and Infant Outcomes

Question  What is the association between gestational weight gain above or below the Institute of Medicine guidelines and maternal and infant outcomes?

Findings  In this systematic review and meta-analysis of 1 309 136 pregnancies, gestational weight gain below recommendations (in 23% of women) was associated with higher risk of small for gestational age (odds ratio , 1.53) and preterm birth (OR, 1.70) and lower risk of large for gestational age (OR, 0.59) and macrosomia (OR, 0.60). 63 more words

Systematic Review

Effect of specialist palliative care services on quality of life in adults with advanced incurable illness in hospital, hospice, or community settings: systematic review and meta-analysis

Objective To assess the effect of specialist palliative care on quality of life and additional outcomes relevant to patients in those with advanced illness.

Design… 336 more words

Systematic Review

Incretin based treatments and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis

Objective To assess the impact of incretin based treatment on all cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Design Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials. 248 more words

Systematic Review

Post Of The Week - Saturday July 1st 2017

1) Varenicline vs Nicotine Replacement Therapy

This paper deals with the latest research on Varenicline as a treatment for nicotine addiction. It’s a big study with records used from GP practices across the UK. 398 more words

Cognition And Development