Month: November 2016

What is (are) Human Factors?

One of the great things about working in statistics is that you can play in other people’s backyards. After all, just about every scientific discipline uses statistics. So I enjoyed giving an invited talk at the recent annual conference of

Toward cumulative science– the curate science database

One of the themes of the New Statistics is the importance of constantly synthesizing research results.  Putting results together is a form of cumulative science, it helps us weigh all the evidence, provides more precise estimates of effect sizes, and

“Corrupt research” – Quite a book title

I’ve just finished reading a great book: Hubbard, R. (2015). Corrupt research. Sage. I’ve just given it a five-star review on Amazon. In brief, Hubbard is highly–as in extremely highly–critical of the conventional ‘significant difference’ paradigm, centred on finding p

What Pierre says, from Paris

Pierre Dragicevic (that’s his pic of a scary die!) is a super-interesting and enthusiastic researcher in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) based at the Université Paris-Sud, an hour or so south of Paris. He is a researcher in the AVIZ Visual Analytics Project. He hosts