Inaugural Lecture

Missing data: Sense & Sensitivity

James Carpenter

Thursday 4th May, 17:15 John Snow Lecture Theatre

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT

Abstract:

Missing data are ubiquitous in social and medical research, but the approaches adopted by analysts are not always sensible,  nor sensitive to the untestable assumptions they rest on.

This lecture will explore when simple methods are appropriate, when more complex methods are needed, and how accessible sensitivity analyses might be performed.

The ideas will be illustrated with examples, including a trial to improve the quality of peer review, an asthma trial, and a study exploring the risk of bed sharing for sudden infant death.

Admission is free, and the lecture will be followed by a reception.

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