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Ronald Fisher and Some Thoughts on the p-Value

One of the most discussed, debated and controversial issues in medical research is the p-value. I came across Ronald Fisher’s take on this matter in his work, Statistical Methods for the Research Worker, 1925 (the text of this work has been made available online by Christopher D. Green of the York University): “The value for… Keep Reading

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Estimates of Risk: A Short Revision

As a part of the academic program for the residents in the Department of Community Medicine at the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, we have to give didactic seminars on different topics for the faculty members and the other residents. This is a great exercise not only in speaking and countering, but also,… Keep Reading

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MediQuiz #3: R.I.P.

Well, this MediQuiz question is dedicated in the memory of an individual who has revolutionized the world of medical research, more details of which I shall give in the next post. The clue for this one is that it is not a disease or a clinical entity but rather a tool which is used day… Keep Reading

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