Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar

Is your study sensitive? -Testing for sensitivity

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As part of the School of Science and Technology Mathematical Sciences Research seminar series, Dr Nan Lin, Northumbria University, presents: Is your study sensitive? -Testing for sensitivity.

  • From: Friday 9 December 2016, 1 pm
  • To: Friday 9 December 2016, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD196, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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As part of the School of Science and Technology Mathematical Sciences Research seminar series, Dr Nan Lin, Northumbria University, presents: Is your study sensitive? -Testing for sensitivity.

Abstract: Potential biases are common in many studies. Complete control for bias is impossible, but use of sensitivity analysis methods provides a flexible way to estimate the impact of potential biases. Though many sensitivity analysis methods have been published over the years, it is still not easy to answer the yes or no question, “is the study sensitive?" In this talk, I would like to discuss the idea of how to define "sensitivity" and use the idea to develop a test for sensitivity in order to answer the above question. The proposed sensitivity test can be easily cooperated with existing sensitivity analysis methods to provide objective judgments on sensitivity. Two sub-problems, unmeasured confounding in the Cox model and measurement error in meta-analysis, will be discussed to illustrate the use of the proposed sensitivity test.

All welcome.

This seminar is hosted by Golnaz Shahtahmassebi.

For any enquiries please contact Jonathan Crofts.

Location details

Room/Building:

ERD196, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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