Tuesday, April 11, 2017

a game

  1. АН Казахстана — разработка мер противодействия эпидемии, вызываемой ВИЧ
  2. Парламентский комитет — поступил законопроект, инициированный православной церковью Казахстана о запрещении аборта (мотивированное заключение)
  3. Министерство экономики — разработка миграционной политики Казахстана (цели и средства)
  4. Поручение АП Минздраву и Министерству социального развития — подготовить заявление президента РК о путях повышения продолжительности жизни в Казахстане и создании безопасной среды обитания

Monday, March 27, 2017

Reproductive Health and Rights: Policies and Impacts

Thursday, April 27, 2017: 4:45 PM-6:15 PM
Continental B (Hilton Chicago)
Katherine Tumlinson
Session Chair:
Tia Palermo
4:45 PM
Brazil's Bolsa Familia: Can a Conditional Cash Transfer Reduce Teen Fertility?
Sarah A. ReynoldsUniversity of California, BerkeleyZachary OlsonUniversity of California, BerkeleyRachel GardnerUniversity of California, Berkeley
5:05 PM
Validating a Measure of Rights-Based Family Planning Service Delivery 
Kelsey WrightPopulation CouncilVicky BoydellInternational Planned Parenthood FederationKaren HardeePopulation Council
5:25 PM
Russian Parliament Activities in the Area of Reproductive Rights and Their Impact on the Dynamics of Abortions in the Russian Federation
Victoria Ivanovna SakevichHigher School of EconomicsBoris Petrovich DenisovLomonosov Moscow State UniversityVictor AgadjanianUniversity of Kansas
5:45 PM
The Failure to Make Internal Hospital Reproductive Health Policies—Catholic or Otherwise—Transparent to the Public in Washington State
Hilary SchwandtJohns Hopkins University and Western Washington UniversityBethany KrahnWestern Washington UniversityMoriah Post-KinneyWestern Washington University

Friday, March 24, 2017

Astana time table, week 1

1April 3, 201710-3010-50Lecture
3April 4, 201710-3010-50Lecture
6April 5, 201710-3010-50Lecture
8April 6, 201710-3010-50Lecture
11April 7, 201710-3010-50Lecture
13April 8, 201710-3010-50Lecture

Thursday, December 29, 2016

online texts on statistics

Why Statistics

World of Statistics   http://www.worldofstatistics.org/   Has a goal of "Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society"

American Statistical Association's Statistical Significance   http://www.amstat.org/ASA/Science-Policy-and-Advocacy/Statistical-Significance-Series.aspx   "highlights the contributions statisticians make to society, from health care and economy to national security and the environment."

The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP)   http://iase-web.org/islp/   Goal is to "contribute to promoting statistical literacy across the world"

My own opinion: Using statistics, you may sometimes get things wrong, but if you don't use statistics, you will almost always get things wrong.

Statistics books, guides

What statistics should I use   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/spss/whatstat/   UCLA's guide

Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View   https://www.stat.cmu.edu/~cshalizi/ADAfaEPoV/   by Cosma Rohilla Shalizi. 2016.

CADDIS Volume 4: Data Analysis  https://www3.epa.gov/caddis/da_tropo.html  basic concepts, of basic stat and some advanced stat too. Last updated 2016.

Collaborative Statistics   http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/BookDetail.aspx?bookId=11   Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Around 2013

Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics   http://vassarstats.net/textbook/   Basics, t-tests, anova. Last updated in 2015. From Richard Lowry, Professor of Psychology Emeritus. Vassar College

Dabbling in the Data. A Hands-on Guide to Participatory Data Analysis   http://www.publicprofit.net/Dabbling-In-The-Data   from Public Profit. "This guide provides a gentle introduction to practical approaches to explore and analyze data"  No date given.

Electronic Textbook   http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/   Complete on line statistics text book, with many advanced topics. 2013.

Engineering Statistics   http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook/index.htm   although much is for engineers, some is also useful for social research. For example a chapter on exploratory analysis  has a section about graphing the data. Another section on quantitative techniques describes many of the usual statistical tests used in social science. 2012

Handbook of biological statistics  http://www.biostathandbook.com/   for biology but much is applicable to any field.  2014, John H. McDonald, professor of biology at University of Delaware.

HyperStat  http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html   HyperStat Online is an introductory-level hypertext statistics book.  Also comprehensive links to other on line stat books and links to some stat jokes. Looks like last revised in 2013. Also from David Lane.

Introductory Statistics   http://dwstockburger.com/Introbook/sbk.htm   and Multivariate Statistics   http://dwstockburger.com/Multibook/mbk.htm   from David Stockburger. 2016. Dr. Stockburger is from Missouri State University

Introductory Statistics. OpenStax,  OpenStax CNX. Oct 31, 2016   http://cnx.org/contents/MBiUQmmY@18.13:2T34_25K@11/Introduction   "Introductory Statistics is intended for the one-semester introduction to statistics course for students who are not mathematics or engineering majors. It focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, especially in real world settings"

The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice   http://www.jerrydallal.com/LHSP/LHSP.htm   basic stats to anova and regression. As of 2012, the website isn't being updated. He put it together in a book.

A New View of Statistics    http://www.sportsci.org/resource/stats/index.html   all the usual topics, but pretty comprehensive (from 2013). Will G Hopkins 

Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study  http://onlinestatbook.com/   A public domain on line stat multi media course (although to me it looks like an on line text book.) Includes the stat book in various forms, web, interactive on itunes, mobile, pdf. From David Lane and others. No date given.

Probability and statistics EBook   http://wiki.stat.ucla.edu/socr/index.php/EBook  

Statistics at square one   http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/statistics-square-one   From BMJ, an on line brief stat text, from 1997.  Also see Epidemiology for the uninitiated   http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/epidemiology-uninitiated  

Statistics: power from data   http://www.statcan.gc.ca/edu/power-pouvoir/toc-tdm/5214718-eng.htm   general on line stat book with chapters about data collection, processing, problems, presenting, analyzing.  2013

Stat Primer    http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/gerstman/StatPrimer/    an on line public domain stat manual. Burt Gerstman, 2016.

SticiGui: Statistics Tools for Internet and Classroom Instruction with a Graphical User Interface   http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/SticiGui/   includes a text book on basics and advanced basics. Philip B Stark, 2013

Statistical Thinking for Managerial Decisions   http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/Business-stat/opre504.htm   Professor Hossein Arsham, 2015

Usable Statistics   http://www.usablestats.com/index.php   Some statistical tutorials with graphical demos. The website also has questions and answers and you can ask your own questions. Last updated in 2016. The site owner, Jeff Sauro, is a Six Sigma Black-Belt trained statistical analyst, and also has a couple of interesting articles about completion rates and small samples,  http://www.usablestats.com/about.php  

Sites listing other statistics sites

Betty Jung's Statistics page   http://www.bettycjung.net/Statsites.htm     has links to many stat sites, on a wide variety of topics.

Probability and Statistics Resources   http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/Business-stat/R.htm   Professor Hossein Arsham

StatSci   http://www.statsci.org/index.html   intended to be a stats portal

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

more? funds

Dear Boris,
Dear Victoria,

We are sorry to hear that you won’t be able to attend the conference.
Thank you for letting us know.

Kind regards,

this is from ESHMS-Reproductive health sessions, add to previous

ответ Керзона (экономического ф-та):
Добрый день, Борис Петрович!
Мне передали Ваше письмо о заявках на оплату командировок. К сожалению, Ваши заявки на оплату не были одобрены членами Ученого совета.
а перед этим Аузан сделал заявление, что командировочный фонд плохо расходуется, но это уже совсем (more or less) другая история

Monday, June 13, 2016


Dear Boris Denisov,

Thank you for writing to us to let us know that you will be unable to present your poster at the upcoming EPC 2016 due t o a lack of funds. We confirm that we have removed your submission from the program.

We hope to meet you at a future EAPS event.

Best regards,
Irene Rodriguez
For the EPC 2016 Team