Month: December 2017

Some Questions–Would You Care to Comment?

Blogs sometimes either elicit lots of comments, or they don’t. While writing, I’m always wondering how readers might react, what they (you) might be thinking. In my most recent post I asked about experiences or thoughts readers might have about

Teaching the Forest Plot–What Do You Think?

I’ve been a bit obsessed with the forest plot for, I’d guess, close to 20 years. Partly because I love pictures, partly because the forest plot can tell us so much. I regard it as the beautiful face of meta-analysis.

See you in San Francisco?

I’m delighted to report that our symposium proposed for the APS Convention next May has been accepted. (BTW if you visit that site for the Convention, note the happy people in the top centre pic–our panel from the 2017 Convention.)

Memories fade..but something remains

This isn’t a statistics post–it’s about Bob’s neuroscience research.  Most long-term memories are ‘forgotten’–meaning that recall becomes less and less likely.  Psychologists have long known, though, that forgetting is complex, and that fragments of a memory can remain.  For example,

You’ve got to build your love on a solid foundation– p < .05 does not mean you have enough data to have done good science

Joe Tex sang it well: You’ve got to build your love on a solid foundation. Applied to science: you should build a research program that is robust, generative, and fruitful.. a solid foundation for exploring the hidden mechanisms at work

Open Science matters, it really matters

I’ve written before about this year’s meeting of SIPS. My colleague Fiona Fidler reported that it was “probably the best conference I’ve ever been to”. Fiona also reports that the closing address at the meeting was a personal story told