All articles by Priya Chetty

Why is it important to learn and use Mendeley for my job?

Mendeley is an open source application which will be an important aspect of your job profile. Mendeley eases citing sources and organises them in a library and the library can be shared whenever required. To learn about the application goto: https://www.projectguru.in/publications/more/learning-modules/using-mendeley-organise-references/.

List of holidays for the year 2018

Below are the list of holidays we will be following for the year 2018.

DAY

DATE

NAME

Monday 1-Jan-18 New Year’s Day
Friday 26-Jan-18 Republic Day
Friday 2-Mar-18 Holi
Wednesday 15-Aug-18 Independence Day
Wednesday 22-Aug-18 Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)
Saturday 26-Aug-18 Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
Tuesday 2-Oct-18 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Friday 19-Oct-18 Dussehra
Wednesday 7-Nov-18 Diwali (Deepavali)
Thursday 8-Nov-18 Govardhan Puja
Friday 9-Nov-18 Bhai Duj
Monday 25-Dec-18 Christmas Day

Reforms in policies and regulations of FDI in India

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been one of the most critical factors in the economic health of emerging markets like India. It is the process of establishment of business or carrying out business activities in the host country by a foreign country. The Government of India had undertaken major reforms in the country’s FDI policies in 1991. The most recent policies allowed for increasing the FDI limit. Read more »

Importance of statistics in randomised controlled trials (RCT)

Quantitative studies are those that rely on measures that can be represented by discrete numbers, such as age, weight or body temperature. Epidemiological studies too can be quantitative in nature. A quantitative epidemiological study can be broadly classified as ‘observational’ or ‘experimental’. It depends upon the extent of intervention by the researcher in the subject’s exposure or actions. Observational studies are further classified as ‘descriptive’ and ‘analytical’. The flow chart below gives a brief idea of the classification of epidemiological studies. In this article, common statistical tools and techniques used to study the data gained from randomised controlled trials (RCT) or clinical trials is studied. Read more »

Performing wordlist comparing, KWIC and text profile in Hamlet II

In the previous article, the steps of performing Wordlist in Hamlet II software were presented. In this article, the steps of comparing wordlist, keyword in-context or KWIC and text profiling have been presented. Read more »

Epidemiology and public Health challenge from emerging infectious diseases

Infectious diseases have plagued humans before the dawn of civilisation. In the last few decades, after the discovery of penicillin, a large number of these diseases have been controlled or eliminated. However, infectious diseases have a tendency to recur in a different population or region than before. This phenomenon is termed as emerging infectious diseases (EID). Old infectious diseases re-emerge due to developed attributes like resistance or increased virulence (The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, 2014). One of the reasons is increased globalisation and environmental changes. This leads microbes to spread in new regions. Another reason is increasing drug resistance, making EIDs’ a grave concern (WHO Community, 2014). Read more »

How to use an instrumental variable?

Instrumental variable is a third variable that estimates causal relationships in the regression analysis when an endogenous variable is present. Instrumental variables are useful when the independent variable in the regression model correlates with the error term in the model. A major complication in econometrics is the possibility of inconsistent parameter estimation due to endogenous regressors. Read more »

Allergic factors responsible for Asthma

Examination of allergic disease trends around the globe demands an in-depth study on possible risk factors that can lead to this group of diseases. These risk factors could help understand the varying prevalence rates of allergic disorders between countries that have been observed so far Read more »

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