Blog Archives

Many rules of statistics are wrong

December 8, 2015
By
Many rules of statistics are wrong

There are two kinds of people who violate the rules of statistical inference: people who don't know them and people who don't agree with them.  I'm the second kind.The rules I hold in particular contempt are:The interpretation of p-values: Suppose...

Read more »

Internet use and religion, part six

December 3, 2015
By
Internet use and religion, part six

In my work on Internet use and religion, one of the recurring questions is whether the analysis I am doing, primarily regression models using observational data, provides evidence that Internet use causes decreased religiosity, or only shows a statisti...

Read more »

Internet use and religion, part five

November 30, 2015
By
Internet use and religion, part five

[If you are jumping into the middle of this series, you might want to start with this article, which explains the methodological approach I am taking.]In the previous article, I show results from two regression models that predict religious affiliation...

Read more »

Internet use and religion, part four

November 24, 2015
By
Internet use and religion, part four

[If you are jumping into the middle of this series, you might want to start with this article, which explains the methodological approach I am taking.]In the previous article, I presented preliminary results from a study of relationships between I...

Read more »

Internet use and religion, part three

November 19, 2015
By
Internet use and religion, part three

This article reports preliminary results from an exploration of the relationship between religion and Internet use in Europe, using data from the European Social Survey (ESS).I describe the data processing pipeline and models in this previous article. ...

Read more »

Internet use and religion, part two

November 17, 2015
By
Internet use and religion, part two

In the previous article, I posted a preliminary exploration of the relationship between Internet use and religious affiliation in Europe.  In this article I clean up some data issues and present results broken by country.Cleaning and resamplingHer...

Read more »

Internet use and religion, part two

November 17, 2015
By
Internet use and religion, part two

In the previous article, I posted a preliminary exploration of the relationship between Internet use and religious affiliation in Europe.  In this article I clean up some data issues and present results broken by country.Cleaning and resamplingHer...

Read more »

Internet use and religious affiliation in Europe

November 16, 2015
By
Internet use and religious affiliation in Europe

A few years ago I wrote a paper about Internet use and religious affiliation using data from the General Social Survey (GSS).  After controlling for things like education, income, and religious upbringing, I found that people who use the Internet ...

Read more »

Recidivism and logistic regression

November 13, 2015
By
Recidivism and logistic regression

In my previous article, I presented the problem of estimating a criminal's risk of recidivism, focusing on the philosophical problems of attributing a probability to an individual.  In this article I turn to the more practical problem of doing the...

Read more »

Recidivism and single-case probabilities

November 9, 2015
By
Recidivism and single-case probabilities

I am collaborating with a criminologist who studies recidivism.  In the context of crime statistics, a recidivist is a convicted criminal who commits a new crime post conviction.  Statistical studies of recidivism are used in parole hearings ...

Read more »


Subscribe

Email:

  Subscribe