The Open Science credo is “Get the whole story”–we can only evaluate the claims made from scientific data when we know the whole context of how that data was generated. For example, finding a large effect of a new drug…

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The Open Science credo is “Get the whole story”–we can only evaluate the claims made from scientific data when we know the whole context of how that data was generated. For example, finding a large effect of a new drug…

Posted in Applied research, Open Science

When I gave a talk at the HFESA conference, I started of course with an example of the damage done by NHST. My chosen article describes three examples in the field of road safety of how reliance on statistical significance…

Posted in Applied research, NHST

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…

Posted in Applied research

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…

Posted in Applied research, NHST

Learning statistics can be a challenge. Using effective study habits can make that challenge more manageable. Unfortunately, many students ignore or are unaware of the best study habits and instead adopt approaches that are less than optimal. In the new…

Posted in Applied research

The title of this NYT article is a good summary: “When You Hear the Margin of Error Is Plus or Minus 3 Percent, Think 7 Instead”. The NYT piece is based on this article by famous statistician (imagine that!) Andrew…

Posted in Applied research, The New Statistics

Research can be vitally important, helping shape how we see the world and the policies we enact. Here is an example of an applied research lab aiming to use applied research to figure out the most effective ways to lobby…

Posted in Applied research, Open Science

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