If you don’t still well understand the subtle difference between the following words:
And if this text describing the mission statement of a hypothetical sock wearer institute (which is not of my own) makes you laugh loudly:
The Institute’s mission is to improve and internationally promote the health and productivity of sock wearers through its mandate to generate scientific research in socks, sock sorting, sock varieties, sock habitats and sock products; educational programs in sock management practices and sock-related enterprises; and disseminating, diffusing, making available, making findable, filtering, critically assessing, and selecting information to improve scientific and educational endeavors related to socks.
then go take a look at the post that the scholarly kitchen has published here.
The Hygie database links a health care insurance fund database with a retirement insurance fund database, both databases being the property of the national french mandatory general scheme for the salaried workers. This aims to produce studies comparing diseases across industry sectors for salaried workers in activity or retired.
a paper writen by Mohamed Ali Ben Halima (IRDES) – Thierry Debrand (IRDES) and Camille Regaert (IRDES) using the Hygie database:
Authors R. D. Riley and E.W. Steyerberg present a model that combines a metaregression of agregated datas of 10 studies and a synthese of individual patient data of 4 studies (overall 14 event-risk studies which assess the 6-months mortality risk in traumatic brain injury patients with age as covariable modifying the outcome). Beware with formulas, its a math world!
Non-quantitative methods such as consensus methods take a good place beside or in complement of quantitative statistical methods such as meta-analysis when you are searching informations facing a situation of absence of information or overload of contradictory information.
The two consensus methods presented in the paper below are first the Delphi Process (from the Delphic oracle who interpreted events in antiquity) and second the nominal group technique (composed with a panel of experts):
To make sure your articles are knowned and diseminated, and to hold a publication list or to search a author:
1)you can connect to the Thomson Reuters system of author’s identification:
2) or to biomed expert (by Elsevier):
3)and there is of course Linked in: