This collection contains an archive for the publications produced by faculty members in the College of Public Health- Department of Biostatistics at Georgia Southern University.

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Submissions from 2018

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Understanding Epidemiologists Who Serve as Preceptors, Jessica Arrazola, Gulzar H. Shah, Jeffery A. Jones, Jingjing Yin, and Elizabeth Harper

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YouTube as a Source of Information on Skin Bleaching: A Content Analysis, Corey H. Basch, A. A. Brown, M. D. Fullwood, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, and Jingjing Yin

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Public Online Information About Tinnitus: A Cross-Sectional Study of Youtube Videos, Corey H. Basch, Jingjing Yin, Betty Kollia, Adeyemi Adedokun, Stephanie Trusty, Felicia Yeboah, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Health Care Disparities Among Octogenarians and Nonagenarians With Stage III Lung Cancer, Richard J. Cassidy, Xinyan Zhang, Jeffrey M. Switchenko, Pretesh R. Patel, Joseph W. Shelton, Sibo Tian, Ronica H. Nanda, Conor E. Steuer, Rathi N. Pillai, Taofeek K. Owonikoko, Suresh S. Ramalingam, Felix G. Fernandez, Seth D. Force, Theresa W. Gillespie, Walter J. Curran, and Kristin A. Higgins

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Methods Improving the Estimate of Diagnostic Odds Ratio, Yisong Huang, Jingjing Yin, and Hani M. Samawi

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Impact of the Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder Subtype on Survival: PTLD Subtype and Survival, Jean L. Koff, Jing-Xia Li, Xinyan Zhang, Jeffrey M. Switchenko, Christopher R. Flowers, and Edmund K. Waller

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Increased Fisher's Information for Parameters of Association in Count Regression via Extreme Ranks, Daniel F. Linder, Jingjing Yin, Haresh Rochani, Hani M. Samawi, and Sanjay Sethi

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On Inference of Multivariate Means Using Efficient Sampling Designs, Haresh Rochani, Daniel F. Linder, Hani M. Samawi, and Viral Panchal

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A Simpler Approach for Mediation Analysis for Dichotomous Mediators in Logistic Regression, Hani Samawi, Jingxian Cai, Daniel F. Linder, Haresh Rochani, and Jingjing Yin

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On Quantiles Estimation Based on Different Stratified Sampling With Optimal Allocation, Hani Samawi, Arpita Chatterjee, Jingjing Yin, and Haresh Rochani

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Reducing Sample Size Needed for Accelerated Failure Time Model Using More Efficient Sampling Methods, Hani M. Samawi, Amal Helu, Haresh Rochani, Jingjing Yin, Lili Yu, and Robert L. Vogel

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Notes on Kernel Based Mode Estimation Using More Efficient Sampling Designs, Hani M. Samawi, Haresh Rochani, Jingjing Yin, Daniel F. Linder, and Robert L. Vogel

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Response to Comments by Pablo Martínez-Camblor on “Notes on Overlap Measure as an Alternative to Youden Index: How Are They Related?”, Jingjing Yin, Hani M. Samawi, and Haresh Rochani

Submissions from 2017

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An Exploratory Assessment of Weight Loss Videos on YouTube, Corey H. Basch, Chen Mo, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, and Jingjing Yin

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TMJ Online: Investigating Temporomandibular Disorders as “TMJ” on YouTube, Corey H. Basch, Jingjing Yin, Nathan Walker, Aurea J. De Leon, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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On Stratified Ranked Set Sampling for Regression Estimators, Arpita Chatterjee, Hani Samawi, Lili Yu, Daniel F. Linder, Jingxian Cai, and Robert L. Vogel

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#GlobalHealth Twitter Conversations on #Malaria, #HIV, #TB, #NCDS, and #NTDS: A Cross-Sectional Analysis, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Ashley M. Jackson, Jennifer Ahweyevu, Jordan H. Grizzle, Jingjing Yin, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Hai Liang, Juliet N. Sekandi, and King-Wa Fu

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Twitter and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, South Korea, 2015: A Multi-lingual Study, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Jing Zeng, Chung-Hong Chan, Hai Lung, Jingjing Yin, Zhaochong Liu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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On Marginal Distributions Under Progressive Type II Censoring: Similarity/Dissimilarity Properties, Amal Helu and Hani Samawi

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Using Ranked Auxiliary Covariate as a More Efficient Sampling Design for ANCOVA Model: Analysis of a Psychological Intervention to Buttress Resilience, Rajai Jabrah, Hani Samawi, Robert Vogel, Haresh Rochani, and Daniel Linder

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Number Needed to Treat in Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials, Macaulay Okwuokenye, Annie Zhang, Amy Pace, and Karl E. Peace

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Markov Chain Monte-Carlo Methods for Missing Data Under Ignorability Assumptions, Haresh Rochani and Daniel F. Linder

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Estimates for Cell Counts and Common Odds Ratio in Three-Way Contingency Tables by Homogeneous Log-Linear Models with Missing Data, Haresh Rochani, Robert L. Vogel, Hani M. Samawi, and Daniel Linder

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Improving the Efficiency of the Monte-Carlo Methods Using Ranked Simulated Approach, Hani M. Samawi

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On Kernel Density Estimation Based on Different Stratified Sampling With Optimal Allocation, Hani M. Samawi, Arpita Chatterjee, Jingjing Yin, and Haresh Rochani

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More Efficient Logistic Analysis Using Moving Extreme Ranked Set Sampling, Hani M. Samawi, Haresh Rochani, Daniel F. Linder, and Arpita Chatterjee

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Notes on the Overlap Measure as an Alternative to the Youden Index: How Are They Related?, Hani M. Samawi, Jingjing Yin, Haresh Rochani, and Viral Panchal

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Using the ROC Curve to Measure Association and Evaluate Prediction Accuracy for a Binary Outcome, Jingjing Yin and Robert L. Vogel

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On Stratified Bivariate Ranked Set Sampling with Optimal Allocation for Naïve and Ratio Estimators, Lili Yu, Hani M. Samawi, Daniel Linder, Arpita Chatterjee, Yisong Huang, and Robert L. Vogel

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Identifying Factors Associated With Autism Spectrum Disorder Based on a Comprehensive National Survey, Kotwoallama R. Zerbo, Chen Mo, Jingjing Yin, and Hani M. Samawi

Submissions from 2016

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Trends in the Use of Volunteers in US Hospices: 2000 to 2010, Bettye A. Apenteng, Daniel F. Linder, Samuel T. Opoku, Raymona H. Lawrence, and Linda A. Upchurch

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Impact of a Prevention Bundle on Clostridium difficile Infection Rate in a Hospital in Southeastern US, Bionca M. Davis, Jingjing Yin, Doug Blomberg, and Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Evaluating the Efficiency of Treatment Comparison in Crossover Design by Allocating Subjects Based On Ranked Auxiliary Variable, Yisong Huang, Hani Samawi, Robert Vogel, Jingjing Yin, Worlanyo E. Gato, and Daniel Linder

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Balanced Bayesian LASSO for Heavy Tails, Daniel F. Linder, Viral Panchal, Hani Samawi, and Duchwan Ryu

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Wearable Devices to Improve Physical Activity and Sleep: A Randomized Controlled Trial of College-Aged African American Women, Bridget F. Melton, Michael P. Buman, Robert L. Vogel, Brandonn S. Harris, and Lauren E. Bigham

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Estimation of P(X > Y) When X and Y Are Dependent Random Variables Using Different Bivariate Sampling Schemes, Hani M. Samawi, Amal Helu, Haresh Rochani, Jingjing Yin, and Daniel Linder

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A Test of Symmetry Based on the Kernel Kullback-Leibler Information with Application to Base Deficit Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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A Test of Symmetry Based on the Kernel Kullback-Leibler Information with Application to Base Deficit Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Rank-Based Kernel Estimation of the Area Under the ROC Curve, Jingjing Yin, Yi Hao, Hani M. Samawi, and Haresh Rochani

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Improved Estimation of Optimal Cut-Off Point Associated with Youden Index Using Ranked Set Sampling, Jingjing Yin, Hani M. Samawi, and Daniel Linder

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Generalized Inference Confidence Band for Binormal ROC Curve, Jingjing Yin and Lili Tian

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Proper Awareness, but Wrong Action, What Is Missing?, Jian Zhang, Andrew R. Hansen, and Haresh Rochani

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YinYang Bipolar Dynamic Organizational Modeling for Equilibrium-Based Decision Analysis: Logical Transformation of an Indigenous Philosophy to a Global Science, Wen-Ran Zhang, Karl E. Peace, and Hyo-Joo Han

Submissions from 2015

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The Influence of Race on End-of-Life Choices Following a Counselor-Based Palliative Consultation, Kathleen Benton, James H. Stephens, Robert L. Vogel, Gerald R. Ledlow, Richard Ackermann, Carol Babcock, and Georgia McCook

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The Inverse Weibull Distribution as a Failure Model Under Various Loss Functions and Based on Progressive First-Failure Censored Data, Amal Helu and Hani Samawi

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Estimation on Lomax Progressive Censoring Using the EM Algorithm, Amal Helu, Hani Samawi, and Mohammad Z. Raqab

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Efficacy of Delayed-Release Dimethyl Fumarate vs Glatiramer Acetate on a Novel Composite Outcome Measure of Inflammatory Disease Activity: Post-Hoc Analysis of the CONFIRM Study, M. Kremenchutzky, R. J. Fox, J. T. Phillips, M. Kita, Karl E. Peace, J. B. Lewin, A. Zhang, M Okwuokenye, M Edwards, and J Marantz

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On Stratified Bivariate Ranked Set Sampling for Regression Estimators, Daniel F. Linder, Hani Samawi, Lili Yu, Arpita Chatterjee, Yisong Huang, and Robert L. Vogel

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Coalescent Methods for Estimating Species Trees from Phylogenomic Data, Liang Liu, Shaoyuan Wu, and Lili Yu

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Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Survival Parameters from the Lindley Distribution with Covariates, Macaulay Okuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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A Comparison of Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Parameters Based on Two Generalized Lindley Distributions, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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A SASR Algorithm for Imputing Discrete Missing Outcomes Based on Minimum Distance, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Survival Parameters from the Lindley Distribution with Covariates, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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Inequalities and Approximations of Weighted Distributions by Lindley Reliability Measures, and the Lindley-Cox Model with Applications, Broderick O. Oluyede, Macaulay Okwuokenye, and Karl E. Peace

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Monitoring for Adverse Events Post Marketing Approval of Drugs, Karl E. Peace and Macaulay Okwuokenye

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How Long Does that 10-Year Smoke Alarm Really Last? A Survival Analysis of Smoke Alarms Installed through the SAIFE Program in Rural Georgia, Haresh Rochani, Valamar Malika Reagon, and Steve Davidson

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Correction of Verication Bias using Log-Linear Models for a Single Binaryscale Diagnostic Tests, Haresh Rochani, Hani M. Samawi, Robert L. Vogel, and Jingjing Yin

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Neuroprotective Core Measure 2: Partnering with Families - Effects of a Weighted Maternally-Scented Parental Simulation Device on Premature Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care, Kendra Russell, Barbara Weaver, and Robert L. Vogel

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On Inference of Partially Correlated Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On Ranked Set Sampling Variation and Its Applications to Public Health Research, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On the Inference of Partially Correlated Data with Applications to Public Health Issues, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia, Hani Samawi, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Ren Chunfeng

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On Some Nonparametric Tests For Partially Observed Correlated Data: Proposing New Tests, Hani Samawi, Lili Yu, and Robert L. Vogel

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Joint Modeling of Treatment Effect on Time-to-Event Endpoint and Safety Covariates in Control Clinical Trial Data Analysis, Kao-Tai Tsai and Karl E. Peace

Submissions from 2014

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Bacterial Colonization Increases Daily Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Himanshu Desai, Karen Eschberger, Catherine Wrona, Lori Grove, Aarti Agrawal, Brydon Grant, Jingjing Yin, G. Iyer Parameswaran, Timothy Murphy, and Sanjay Sethi

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A More Efficient Gibbs Sampler Estimation Using Steady States Simulation: Application to Public Health Studies, Martin Dunbar, Hani Samawi, Robert L. Vogel, and Lili Yu

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Steady State Gibbs Sampler Estimation for Lung Cancer Data, Martin X. Dunbar, Hani Samawi, Robert L. Vogel, and Lili Yu

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Recommendations and Administration of the HPV Vaccine to 11-to-12-Year Old Girls and Boys: A Statewide Survey of Georgia Vaccinations for Children Provider Practices, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Betty T. Dixon, Robert L. Vogel, and Stuart H. Tedders

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A Phylogenetic Model for Understanding the Effect of Gene Duplication on Cancer Progression, Qin Ma, Jaxk H. Reeves, David A. Liberles, Lili Yu, Zheng Chang, Jing Zhao, Juan Cui, Ying Xu, and Liang Liu

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Peak Expiratory Flow in Adults and Changes in Particulate Matter Air Pollution During the Beijing Olympics: A Panel Study, Lina Mu, Furong Deng, Lili Tian, Yanli Li, Jingjing Yin, Richard Browne, Junfeng Zhang, Zuo-Feng Zhang, and Matthew Bonner

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A Novel Three Serum Phospholipid Panel Differentiates Normal Individuals from Those with Prostate Cancer, Nima Patel, Robert L. Vogel, Kumar Chandra-Kuntal, Wayne Glasgow, and Uddhav Kelavkar

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Impact of School Flu Vaccine Program on Student Absences, Sara S. Plaspohl, Betty T. Dixon, James A. Streater, Elizabeth T. Hausauer, Christopher P. Newman, and Robert L. Vogel

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Management of Comorbidities in Diabetics With Renal Cell Carcinoma Past Utilization and Current Outcomes, Jonathan L. Rabey, Jingjing Yin, Tammy M. Kublas, Terry Mashtare, and Alice C. Ceacareanu

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A More Efficient Nonparametric Test of Symmetry Based on Overlapping Coefficient, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Notes on Two Sample Tests for Partially Correlated (Paired) Data, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On Simple Tests of Diagonal Symmetry for Bivariate Distributions, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Lung Flute Improves Symptoms and Health Status in COPD with Chronic Bronchitis: A 26 Week Randomized Controlled Trial, Sanjay Sethi, Jingjing Yin, and Pamela K. Anderson

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Modeling the Probability of Second Cancers in Controlled Clinical Trials, Kao-Tai Tsai and Karl E. Peace

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Overview of Inference about ROC Curve in Medical Diagnosis, Jingjing Yin

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Joint Confidence Region Estimation for Area Under ROC Curve and Youden Index, Jingjing Yin and Lili Tian

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Joint Inference about Sensitivity and Specificity at Optimal Cut-Off Point Associated with Youden Index, Jingjing Yin and Lili Tian

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Optimal Linear Combinations of Multiple Diagnostic Biomarkers Based on Youden Index, Jingjing Yin and Lili Tian

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On Stratified Bivariate Ranked Set Sampling with Optimal Allocation for Naïve and Ratio Estimators, Lili Yu, Hani M. Samawi, Daniel Linder, Arpita Chatterjee, Yisong Huang, and Robert L. Vogel

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Causality Is Logically Definable-Toward an Equilibrium-Based Computing Paradigm of Quantum Agents and Quantum Intelligence (QAQI), Wen-Ran Zhang and Karl E. Peace

Submissions from 2013

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Applied Meta-analysis using R, Ding-Geng Chen and Karl E. Peace

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Approximating the Baseline Hazard Function by Taylor Series for Interval-Censored Time-to-Event Data, Ding-Geng Chen, Lili Yu, Karl E. Peace, Y. L. Lio, and Yibin Wang

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Chinese Social Media Reaction to the MERS-Cov and Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Outbreaks, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, King-Wa Fu, Yuchen Ying, Braydon Schaible, Yi Hao, Chung-Hong Chan, and Zion Tsz-Ho Tse

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia: Comparison against the Nation, Gerald R. Ledlow, Hani M. Samawi, and James H. Stephens

Rates of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Genital Herpes Before and After Spring Break and Homecoming at a Southeastern American University, M. Okwuokenye, Karl E. Peace, B. Deloach, P. Ferguson, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Daily Walking and Life Expectancy of Elderly People in the Iowa 65+ Rural Health Study, Hani M. Samawi

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Valid Estimation of Odds Ratio Using Two Types of Moving Extreme Ranked Set Sampling, Hani M. Samawi and Mohammad Al-Saleh

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia: Comparison against the Nation, Hani Samawi, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Ren Chunfeng

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More Efficient Approximation of Multiple Integration Using Steady State Ranked Simulated Sampling, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Analysis of Subgroup Data of Clinical Trials, Kao-Tai Tsai and Karl E. Peace

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Weighted Least-Squares Method for Right-Censored Data in Accelerated Failure Time Model, Lili Yu, Liang Liu, and Dinggeng Chen

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Revealing the Ubiquitous Effects of Quantum Entanglement-Toward a Notion of God Logic, Wen-Ran Zhang and Karl E. Peace

Submissions from 2012

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Bias and its Remedy in Interval Censored Time-to-Event Applications, Ding-Geng Chen, Lili Yu, Karl E. Peace, and J. Sun

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The Effect of Music Listening Interventions on the Volume, Fat Content and Caloric Content of Breast Milk Produced by Mothers of Premature and Critically Ill Infants, Douglas R. Keith, Barbara S. Weaver, and Robert L. Vogel

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Steady State Gibbs Sampler, Hani Samawi, Martin Dunbar, and Din Chen

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General Pivotal Goodness of Fit Test Based on Kernel Density Estimation, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel