November 19, 2009
Statistics articles in NY Times
Here are links to two recent NY Times articles with a lot of statistical
Andy Gelman is a statistician at NYU who has done a lot of work on
statistical models of voter behavior:
Don Berry is a statistician at the M.D. Anderson cancer center who is well
known for his work quantifying the benefits of new cancer screening and
treatment techniques. There are some very interesting issues in the type
of work described here about correcting for "length biased sampling,"
which basically means that when you sample people with a disease, you are
more likely to get people who have a longer, slower progressing form of
the disease than a more rapidly progressing disease. Unfortunately they
don't get into that in the article at all.
Posted by kshedden at November 19, 2009 09:20 PM