Weeks 9 & 10 – Katie

We have a server! We spent our most recent meeting figuring out who has access to which parts of it and other things like that. The next step is to learn how to navigate the server; I lucked out and worked on a remote server all summer for a research project two summers ago, so I'm already very familiar with navigating a server via terminal/bash commands.

We also ran some analysis on the official-vs-predicted genders and ages of the patients from an earlier script that Professor Stubbs ran. The script used pronouns, age markers, and other mentions of gender/age/etc to determine the age and gender of each patient on a record-by-record basis.

Along with Stephanie and Rebecca, I worked on a script that looked for some initial discrepancies among the "official" and "predicted" ages and genders in this file, and found that there are some patients whose gender is never specified in their clinical narrative records, and some for which the age is ambiguous. We'll refine these analyses over the course of the next few weeks, but for now, it's an interesting start.