- American Geophysical Union honors Peter Gleick.
- What does using SPSS say about you? (Via Marginal Revolution). I disagree that R users “do not care about aesthetics.” R can make much nicer graphs than other packages.
- Does the Daily Mail website get 100 million unique visitors per month? If so, did Michael Jackson sell one billion records?
- IRB difficulties, social science division
- Unsafe injections: “This can’t happen in the United States, this is a Third World thing.”
- What medication was Lanza on? “It may well turn out that knowing what kinds of guns he used isn’t nearly as important as what kind of drugs he used.”
- Aaron Swartz in his own words.
Thanks to Patrick Vlaskovits.
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“When it’s extremely low cost to perform inference, you are likely to perform a lot of inferences. When your first regression gives a non-result, you run a second one, and a third one, etc. This leads untrained researchers to run into multiple comparisons problems and increases the risk of Type I errors.” But it also enormously improves the chances of finding something publishable.
Seth: “Untrained researchers”– ha ha! It’s better to find something than nothing even if you can’t put a p value on the something. In the early days of exploratory data analysis respected statisticians criticized it because they said it would lead to finding patterns where no patterns existed.
Seth: Thanks, fixed.
They make grade school kids fill out human subject consent forms for science fair projects now:
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