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The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away: A Death that Brought the Gift of Life

‘Gripping … so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes’
Mail on Sunday

‘How do you say thank you to someone for giving you their heart? It is the greatest gift a person can ever give.’

Marc is a promising young footballers of 15, growing up in Scotland. A few hundred miles away in England, Martin is a fun-loving 16-year-old. Both are enjoying their summers when they are suddenly struck down by debilitating illnesses. Within days, the boys are close to…

Exploratory Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Data: A Systematic Approach

Exploratory Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Data Exploratory data analysis (EDA) is about detecting and describing patterns, trends, and relations in data, motivated by certain purposes of investigation. The authors describe in detail and systemize approaches, techniques, and methods for exploring spatial and temporal data in particular. Full description

Publication Bias in Meta-Analysis: Prevention, Assessment and Adjustments

Publication bias is the tendency to decide to publish a study based on the results of the study, rather than on the basis of its theoretical or methodological quality. It can arise from selective publication of favorable results, or of statistically significant results. This threatens the validity of conclusions drawn from reviews of published scientific research.

Meta-analysis is now used in numerous scientific disciplines, summarizing quantitative evidence from multiple studies. If the…