Reblogged from my previous post on the Community Medicine Education Blog, as a part of the new series where I go about de-mystifying stuff that confuses… mainly me! Of late, in all our Journal Clubs, design effect seems to get a lot of attention, so much so, that there has been talks of having a short session on design effect itself! Here goes my attempt … Continue reading A Lexicon for Public Health Students: The Design Effect
With an innovative move to have open peer review of submissions to the IJMI on the G+ community (closed and available only to the members of the group, who are invited by the Moderator/Editor of the Group), they have broken new ground. Now open peer review is nothing new. The BMJ has, amongst many other journals, been clamoring for this to be the standard practice … Continue reading Social Peer Review: The IJMI Breaks New Ground
This is a new series of posts in which I intend to de-mystify some concepts that are largely confusing (to me) and try to come up with some simple, sticks-to-memory explanation for the same. I may make mistakes in unearthing these concepts since I a myself learning more about these, so do be kind in criticism. This concept is often mentioned in course of our … Continue reading A Lexicon for Public Health Students: Hobson’s Choice
In an announcement in the Official Google Enterprise Blog, it was revealed that the Google Apps free version is no no longer available. While I always thought that this was a possibility, I never really thought that Google would kill the whole program! I use Google apps for a number of domains, like, http://pranab.in, http://scepticemia.com, http://communitymedicine.co.in, http://aequanimitas.org.in and a couple others I do not intend … Continue reading Google Kills Free Google Apps: I am worried!
This was a write-up I did for an assignment as part of my Residency training. We have such “informally formal” assignments which are assigned to us in course of the intra-departmental seminars. Now there may well be a lot of mistakes in this (it is supposed to be a primer for me actually!) so please be a little kind when taking this down. Hope you … Continue reading Social Exclusion and Inclusion: A Primer
We have been contemplating the concept of having a Brown Bag session once in two weeks in our department for quite a while now, and we set the ball rolling today with an attendance much healthier than I personally would have foretold. In the US, brown bag sessions are a common affair where, usually, over the lunch hour, an academic personality leads a discussion on … Continue reading Brown Bag Sessions: Food for Thought