Things epidemiology taught me

by Sofia

Everything is about confounding.
Never leave home without a calculator.
Odds ratios are backwards and non-intuitive and misunderstood, but quite clever if used properly.

In other news, I plan on spending some time reading about the natural logarithm because I want to truly understand what the hell is going on in logistic regression, and how it can give risks/probabilities even when the odds ratio doesn’t approximate the risk ratio (?!).

In other other news, after months of research and asking around, I finally bought a little Opinel to fill the void left by the Victorinox of my childhood. Unassuming and efficient, it’s hard not to fall in love.

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