The MATLAB program solve_morphology3.m takes in embryo transfer information including age at oocyte retrieval, number of embryos of each embryo quality grouping, and number of live births that resulted. The program uses linear algebra to solve for the best fit live birth rates for embryos in each quality group and age using moving centered age groups centered on the age of interest. The analysis is performed for moving centered age groups of 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 years. The program can analyze any number of embryo quality groupings (such as good/fair/poor or excellent/good/fair/poor or others). A description of the program including required inputs and outputs is included in the comments section at the beginning of the code.
In this dataset, we use the theory of auction between relay nodes of Delay/disruption-tolerant Networks (DTNs) to motivate them to collaborate in forwarding messages. Based on the second-price sealed-bid auction mechanism, the node that does not cooperate in forwarding messages fails to acquire utility. In this way, if the node itself intends to send a message to another node, it will not be able to do so due to a lack of budget. Thus, the selfish behavior of the node causes the node to be harmed.
The data set is from a series of two eye tracking experiments testing the role of statistical learning induced by frequency manipulation of salient distractor trials on its the suppression during active visual search. Salient distractor present trials could make up for 20%, 50% and 80% of total trials, along with salient distractor absent trials, in each block. We expected RTs, dwell time, and saccade latency and percentage of saccades to indicate suppression of salient distractor and that it would vary across blocks. The trial reports were used for reaction time and accuracy analysis, the fixation report for dwell time analysis and percent of fixations, and the saccade report for first saccade latency and proportion analysis. The experiment has a distractor (present vs absent) and block (20,50,80) within-subjects design. The raw data files as well as R codes for linear mixed model analysis are available here.
We found better suppression in the 20 and 80 block compared to the 50 block.
Two datasets comprising a survey dataset and a Content Analysis of court judgments on public corruption in Mauritius are provided. The data have been processed and analysed in the context of a study which sought to answer the following two research questions:
A. How do citizens of Mauritius assess the effectiveness of the national anticorruption agency in fighting public-sector corruption?
B. How are alleged corruption offences by public officials, under the Prevention of Corruption Act 2002 (PoCA), resolved by the courts of law?
A questionnaire was developed and administered on a random sample of 600 persons to gauge public opinion on the perceived seriousness of the phenomenon of public-sector corruption and the perceived effectiveness of the Independent Commission against Corruption(ICAC) in fighting public corruption. After piloting the questionnaires on 20 persons and testing for validity and reliability, two research assistants were recruited and trained to administer the questionnaires. The exercise was carried out from 3 September 2018 to 12 April 2019 and data was collected using a five-point Likert scale. Out of 600 persons, who were randomly selected to represent the Mauritian population, 396 valid responses were obtained. In the first instance, the survey data were analysed and specific responses were then cross-validated against an analysis of court judgments to find out whether or not the respondents’ perception of the prosecutorial efficacy of the ICAC was justified.
The survey findings reveal that citizens have a negative opinion on ICAC’s effectiveness and this perception is justified and validated by the content analysis exercise, to confirm poor prosecutorial performance. The study seeks to sensitise decision-makers on the need to instil public trust by clarifying specific provisions of the anticorruption legislation and adopting a proactive approach by setting up an integrity system within public organisations to address public corruption. The survey questionnaire, survey data and the data used in the inferential analysis are provided.
Objective. To determine if obtaining fasting lipid levels in addition to random lipid levels prompts changes in hyperlipidemia management of acute stroke patients.
Methods. 206 patients met the study criteria which included a diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack on admission and availability of both random and fasting LDL levels collected within 72 hours of each other. The dataset was analyzed to conform to the 2018 AHA/ACC guidelines using an LDL cutoff of 70 mg/dL.
Results. In 206 patients, statin management would change based on the fasting LDL level in 12 patients, 11 of whom were in Group B. Our data suggests that lipid management is more likely to change if the initial random LDL falls between 70-99 mg/dL as compared to a value outside of this range (P<0.001).