Links from last week on mammogram screening, NNT, etc:
- New York Times article describing the change and the controversy.
- An editorial by three doctors takes the opposite side from the American Cancer Society.
- The actual review paper that summarizes the medical literature is: Myers et. al. “Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review.” Journal of the American Medical Association 2015; 314(15):1615-34.
- thennt.com, summaries of evidence-based medicine.
- article on high school football and cognitive function in later life that uses matching and regression. Access from on campus, otherwise you will encounter a paywall.
On Monday, we will start start chapter 11 of the course packet on conditional probability. We will aim to cover:
- Joint, conditional, and marginal probabilities
- Rule of total probability
- Aggregation paradoxes in probability
On Wednesday, we will finish up Chapter 11, and start Chapter 12, on independence and compounding.
By next Monday, please finish reading Chapters 11-12 of the course packet.
In addition, these links are for in-class discussion: