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There’s no I in Mutual

April 20, 2015
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There’s no I in Mutual

Today I've received an email from a prospective PhD candidate, who says that he (or she) would like to do his (or her) PhD under my supervision on a topic of mutual interest. Except his (or her) interests are in Physics or Applied Mathematics.I know I'...

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Stata goes Bayesian

April 17, 2015
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The other day, my colleague Gareth pointed out a very interesting piece of news. The new version of Stata is just out. Now, I'm not a super-Stata user (although I think it's a good package), but the interesting news is that they have now developed a sp...

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Conflict of interest

April 13, 2015
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Conflict of interest

Disclaimer: I'm fully aware of the obvious conflict of interest here, but also I think that this looks really good, so I'll write about it anyway.This post is to highlight that Marta's and Michela's book on Spatial and Spatio-temporal Bayesian Mod...

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Health economic combat

April 9, 2015
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Health economic combat

A couple of weeks ago we decided to create a more formal website for our research group within the department of Statistical Science at UCL. The group includes the PhD students involved in health economic-related topics (basically all under my sup...

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Unsolicitors

April 7, 2015
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Unsolicitors

This is probably just me being a bit grumpy, but I guess this happens to many people. I have just received an email (and it's not the first time) from a random scientific journal (this time it's a medical journal) inviting me to publish my research.Exc...

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House of stats

March 31, 2015
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House of stats

[This is a rather long joint post with Roberto Cerina and compounds our paper in the April 2015 issue of Significance]1. Prelude (kind-of unrelated to what follows). Last week, Marta and I finished watching the last series of House of Cards, the N...

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Utility bills

March 19, 2015
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Utility bills

Because I'm involved in many collaborative projects, some of which luckily involving LaTeX, and because I'm trying (sort-of succeeding) to spend as much time as possible outside the office (mostly failing) to work on the books, in the pa...

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Banned!

March 6, 2015
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Banned!

This is not really news any more, but I still think it's an interesting story. Last week the journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology has published an editorial setting out their views (or rather prescriptions) for how statistica...

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Cannabis on trial

March 5, 2015
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The other night, Channel 4 has broadcast this programme. That's some sort of spin-off from the trial we're working on at UCL (Valerie Curran is the principal investigator $-$ the whole group is really good and all nice people to work with!). The idea o...

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Non-trivial wedges

March 1, 2015
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Non-trivial wedges

During February, I've been really bad at blogging $-$ I've only posted one entry advertising our workshop at the RSS, later this month. I have spent a lot of time working in collaboration with colleagues at UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Trop...

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