…even to being a key financial Minister in Federal Parliament. After the recent Australian election, Labor took power. (Hooray!) The new Assistant Minister for Treasury is Andrew Leigh. He’s one of the small team responsible for all things economic and …

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In 2017, I (Bob) attended a National Academies of Science conference on reproducibility in science. Among many memorable events, I saw a talk by David Allison about his efforts to correct simple statistical mistakes in the published literature. He would …

The joke of self-correcting science: The Andero lab and Nature Communications Read more »

I’ve just read a great series of papers by Denis Cousineau and Jean-Christophe Goulet-Pelletier. They propose a new way to calculate a CI on Cohen’s d in the paired design (e.g., a pre-post study). It’s an approximation, but they show …

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It’s World Statistics Day, with the tagline “Connecting the world with data we can trust“. Yes, Tuesday 20 October is the day. (Also the birthday of Lindy, my wife. Maybe there’s a message there somewhere.) Science is under attack around …

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