PB HLTH 240C — Final Project

Timeline

  • Thursday, November 13th — Abstract/Proposal: email a single pdf per group to Davide and Oleg
  • Thursday, December 11th, 12:30pm — Oral presentation
  • Thursday, December 11th, 12:30pm — Report: email a single pdf per group to Davide and Oleg

Guidelines for abstract

  • Provide title and list of authors. Do not exceed 1 page.

Guidelines for report

Length of the report

  • Not to exceed 15 pages of text.

Structure of report

  • Title and list of authors
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Data: (real or simulation) study design, data structure
  • Results
  • Discussion: conclusions and open questions
  • References
  • Tables and Figures: numbered, captions, legends, …

Subject-matter

  • Introduction and precise statement of question.
  • Avoid uncessary jargon.

Translation of subject-matter question into statistical question

  • State clearly and precisely the data structure, model (i.e., set of data generating distributions), and parameters of interest.

Literature review

Methods

  • For each method under consideration, describe precisely the estimation/testing approach for the parameter of interest.
  • What are underlying assumptions? Are these plausible?

Simulation study

  • It can be tricky to find suitable models for simulation.
  • State clearly and precisely the data generating model.
  • Argue that your chosen model is appropriate and realistic.
  • What are good measures of performance: risk, ROC?

“Real” datasets

  • Benchmark for comparison: What is “truth”?
  • What are good measures of performance: risk, ROC?

Precise use of statistical terminology and notation

  • E.g. Parameter vs. estimator, statistical significance, bias, variance.