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“Study 1 was planned in 2007, but it was conducted in the Spring of 2008 shortly after the first author was asked to take a 15-month leave-of-absence to be the Executive Director for USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in Washington DC. . . . The manuscript describing this pair of studies did not […] The post The Lab Where It Happens appeared first on Statistical Mod...
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David Pittelli points us to this paper: “When Is Higher Neuroticism Protective Against Death? Findings From UK Biobank,” and writes: They come to a rather absurd conclusion, in my opinion, which is that neuroticism is protective if, and only if, you say you are in bad health, overlooking the probability that neuroticism instead makes you […] The post One data pattern, many interp...
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Jonathan Tupper writes: My organization is running a group test of Seth Roberts’ old theory about appetite. We are running something like a “web trial” as discussed in your Chance article with Seth. And in fact our design was very inspired by your conversation… For one, we are using a control group which takes light […] The post Testing Seth Roberts’ appetite th...
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John McCool writes: Do you have advice getting into the data science/analytics field? I just graduated with a B.S. in environmental science and a statistics minor and am currently interning at a university. I enjoy working with datasets from sports to transportation and doing historical analysis and predictive modeling. My quick advice is to avoid […] The post 3 quick tricks to get into the ...
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Nick Stockton, a reporter for Wired magazine, sent me some questions about radiation risk and radon, and Phil and I replied. I thought our responses might be of general interest so I’m posting them here. First I wrote: Low dose risk is inherently difficult to estimate using epidemiological studies. I’ve seen no evidence that risk […] The post How to think about the risks from low...
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Rachael Meager at the London School of Economics and Dean Karlan at Northwestern University write: We are seeking a Research Assistant skilled in R programming and the production of R packages. The successful applicant will have experience creating R packages accessible on github or CRAN, and ideally will have experience working with Rstan. The main […] The post Research project in London an...
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Permanent link - Posted 12 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
If you’re looking for some data to play with, FiveThirtyEight just made it…Tags: FiveThirtyEight...
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Permanent link - Posted 13 days ago (via mathlesstraveled.com)
In my previous post I proved three out of the four properties of orthogons I originally stated. Now let’s prove the final property: Every sequence of an even number of X’s and V’s, with exactly four more X’s than V’s, … Continue reading →...
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Permanent link - Posted 13 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
Ian Parberry once told me (though I doubt he originated it- The first link I found says it was Mark Twain)to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail Indeed. Since I am teaching a grad course Ramsey theory and its ``Applications''(I got 24 students, which is more than I thought I would- including around 10 ugrads who are taking it because `all the cool kids are taking it' ) I have been ta...
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Paul Pudaite writes: I demonstrate that repetition heats players up, while interruption cools players down in NBA free throw shooting. My analysis also suggests that fatigue and stress come into play. If, as seems likely, all four of these effects have comparable impact on field goal shooting, they would justify strategic choices throughout a basketball […] The post “Heating Up in NBA ...
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