The change-in-estimate method (CIE) is a well established method for selecting confounding variables to include in a regression model. Confounders bias estimates of exposure effect and, in short, to identify a confounder (C) we calculate two estimates of the effect of exposure on the outcome, one which is adjusted for the C and the other we don't. If the two estimates differ, we conclude that C is in fact a confounder.
The function dropCIE.R was developed to use with the glm function in R an...
Statistics is a funny thing. As the title eludes to, statistics can easily be misused on purpose, as in the case with a "Doctor" (he whose name must not be spoken) and the damage he did by fabricating a link between autism and vaccinations, or by mistake and/or ignorance. Statistics is defined as:
sta·tis·tics (noun) \stə-ˈtis-tiks\ : a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data