FORUM: Accelerating Climate Change and Associated Disasters

Forecasts based on legacy statistical methods have radically underestimated the pace and extent of global warming. Associated silique such as storm intensity and frequency, greenhouse gas emissions, infrastructure failures, famines, epidemics, and organic extinctions will accelerate and exacerbate. May 20, 2021: Unparalleled Arctic Climate: https://earther.gizmodo.com/its-sundress-weather-in-the-arctic-1846928838?fbclid=IwAR07wbEGz0ugA6dopukRusSz0KH7ejy3t6hp_St2xHOt44nbm0JGLOHM4fk May 24, 2021: "Economic forecasts predicting the potential impact of … Continue reading FORUM: Accelerating Climate Change and Associated Disasters

Using ODA to Estimate Propensity-Weight-Adjusted Treatment Effects for Multi-Valued Treatments

Paul R. Yarnold, Ph.D., Fred B. Bryant, Ph.D., Ariel Linden, Dr.P.H. Optimal Data Analysis, LLC, Loyola University Chicago, Linden Consulting Group, LLC We demonstrate the use of optimal data analysis to obtain a hierarchically optimal classification tree-based propensity score model for an application with three (treatment) groups, and to assess outcome differences between treatment groups … Continue reading Using ODA to Estimate Propensity-Weight-Adjusted Treatment Effects for Multi-Valued Treatments

Implementing ODA from Within Stata: Evaluating Test-Retest Reliability of Positive and Negative Emotional States, vs. Personality Traits, Assessed Using Likert Scales, for Males vs. Females

Paul R. Yarnold, Ph.D. and Ariel Linden, Dr.P.H. Optimal Data Analysis, LLC and Linden Consulting Group, LLC This paper illustrates testing directional hypotheses for test-retest Likert ratings of positive and negative emotional states and personality traits for males and females, using the Stata package for implementing ODA. View journal article