Month: August 2016

Making pre-registration work

Here is link to the COMPARE project, an incredible, though depressing, project designed to check if clinical trials are following their preregistered analysis plans when published. Pre-registration is a great technique to help draw a bright line between planned and

Draw your own data tool

Sometimes it is nice to be able to make up a set of data to explore.  Here is a cool tool that makes it easy to craft your own data set: just draw the data and you will instantly see

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Criminal justice and the perils of regression analysis

Regression analysis is incredible–it can literally help us predict the future based on patterns observed in the past. There are many pitfalls, however, to using regression. First, the correlations observed in the past may not apply to new cases or

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