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Raghuveer Parthasarathy writes: The U.S. National Science Foundation ran an interesting call for proposals recently called the “Idea Machine,” aiming to gather “Big Ideas” to shape the future of research. It was open not just to scientists, but to anyone interested in potentially identifying grand challenges and new directions. He continues: (i) There are non-obvious, […] The post Ra...
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Eren Metin Elçi writes: I just watched this video the value of theory in applied fields (like statistics), it really resonated with my previous research experiences in statistical physics and on the interplay between randomised perfect sampling algorithms and Markov Chain mixing as well as my current perspective on the status quo of deep learning. […] The post “Simulations are not scalabl...
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Innsbruck, 7 Nov 2018: The study of American politics as a window into understanding uncertainty in science We begin by discussing recent American elections in the context of political polarization, and we consider similarities and differences with European politics. We then discuss statistical challenges in the measurement of public opinion: inference from opinion polls with […] The post My...
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Brendan Nyhan and Thomas Zeitzoff write: The results do not provide clear support for the lack-of control hypothesis. Self-reported feelings of low and high control are positively associated with conspiracy belief in observational data (model 1; p The post “We are reluctant to engage in post hoc speculation about this unexpected result, but it does not clearly support our hypothesis” a...
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Kaiser Fung (Numbersense, Principal Analytics Prep) explains why adding the citizenship question to the Census Bureau is bad statistics, noting that after such a question is added, it will no longer generate accurate measurement of births to unauthorized immigrants....
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I do something called Bullet Journaling. I’ve done it for several years as a way to stay organized. If you look this up and you’ve never heard of it before, you’ll probably be overwhelmed by how complicated it is. But it only looks that way. Once you do it for a few months, you start … Continue reading Becoming Intentional...
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It’s Halloween. Joshua Stevens mapped all the graveyards: Right away I was struck…Tags: graveyard, Halloween...
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As of September 2018, there were 892 million comments for the year so far, spread out over 355,939 subreddits. Here's how it got to this point, and "what the internet has been talking about" during the past 12 years.Tags: comments, Reddit...
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Here’s the talk I gave a few months ago at the Society of Research on Educational Effectiveness. Enjoy. The post “Evidence-Based Practice Is a Two-Way Street” (video of my speech at SREE) appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science. ...
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And perhaps how to remove them Cropped from Monash interview src Elizabeth Croft is Dean of Engineering at Monash University in Australia. She was previously at the University of British Columbia in Canada and was the BC and Yukon Chair for Women in Science and Engineering. Today Ken and I want to discuss barriers to […]...
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