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Permanent link - Posted 13 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Matthew Klam is back. This time for reals. I’m halfway through reading his new book, Who is Rich?, and it’s just wonderful. The main character is a cartoonist and illustrator, and just about every scene is filled with stunning and hilarious physical descriptions. If I were writing a blurb, I’d call Who is Rich? the […] The post Return of the Klam appeared first on Statistic...
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Permanent link - Posted 13 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
All right, then. The paper’s called Attractive Data Sustain Increased B.S. Intake in Journals Attractive Names Sustain Increased Vegetable Intake in Schools. Seriously, though, this is just an extreme example of a general phenomenon, which we might call scientific hysteresis or the research incumbency advantage: When you’re submitting a paper to a journal, it can […] The post Hys...
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Permanent link - Posted 15 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Two different people pointed me to a recent research article, suggesting that the claims therein were implausible and the result of some combination of forking paths and spurious correlations—that is, there was doubt that the results would show up in a preregistered replication, and that, if they did show up, that they would mean what […] The post I’m skeptical of the claims made...
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Permanent link - Posted 15 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Robert Bloomfield, Kristina Rennekamp, Blake Steenhoven sent along this paper that compares “a registration-based Editorial Process (REP). Authors submitted proposals to gather and analyze data; successful proposals were guaranteed publication as long as the authors lived up to their commitments, regardless of whether results supported their predictions” to “the Traditional Edito...
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Permanent link - Posted 15 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Tomorrow (Fri 9 Feb) 2pm at the NCRC Research Auditorium (Building 10) at the University of Michigan: What’s Wrong with “Evidence-Based Medicine” and How Can We Do Better? Andrew Gelman, Department of Statistics and Department of Political Science, Columbia University “Evidence-based medicine” sounds like a good idea, but it can run into problems when the […] The post What...
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Permanent link - Posted 15 days ago (via andrewgelman.com)
Jonas Cederlöf writes: I’m a PhD student in economics at Stockholm University and a frequent reader of your blog. I have for a long time followed your quest in trying to bring attention to p-hacking and multiple comparison problems in research. I’m now myself faced with the aforementioned problem and want to at the very […] The post 354 possible control groups; what to do? appea...
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Permanent link - Posted 16 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
Well this is awesome. The New York Times highlighted four olympians with a…Tags: New York Times, Olympics...
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Permanent link - Posted 16 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
You know those graphics that use icons of people to represent units or…Tags: font, icons, people...
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Permanent link - Posted 17 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
Wired magazine labelled 2017 as The Year We Fell Out of Love with Algorithms. The article goes on to talk about how algorithms give us filter bubbles, affect elections, propagate biases and eliminate privacy. The article at the end argues that we shouldn't blame the algorithm but the people and companies behind them. Every day algorithms decide what music we listen to, what posts we see on Faceboo...
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Permanent link - Posted 17 days ago (via flowingdata.com)
Well this is awesome. The Winter Olympics start this Friday, and The New…Tags: augmented reality, New York Times, Olympics...
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