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Survival analysis and statistical power

This week I am reading and thinking about statistical power, as noted previously.

Today I have encountered a fun item:

"Louis Lasagna was director of one of the research laboratories at Strong Memorial Hospital in the early 1980s, and one of his quotes (or at least attributed to him) was widely copied there as 'Lasagna's law.'

At the commencement of a study the incidence of the condition under investigation will drop by one-half, and will not return to its former rate until the study is closed or the investigator retires, whichever comes first. "

Sounds about right.

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twoeleven
Oct. 27th, 2016 01:45 am (UTC)
Harvard Law: "Under controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and nutrition, the organism will do as it damn well pleases."

I'm a devout Murphyist, you see... :)
randomdreams
Oct. 27th, 2016 04:09 am (UTC)
I love lasagna's law!
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