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ESRC Prior Exposure workshops: advanced Bayesian data analysis

September 2, 2016
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ESRC Prior Exposure workshops: advanced Bayesian data analysis

There are still a few places left on our September Bayesian Data analysis workshops held in Nottingham Trent University on September 15 and 16, 2016.These are part of the ESRC's Advanced Training Initiative and are aimed at PhD students and resear...

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Stop Press: Additional dates for the 2016 Prior Exposure Bayesian Data Analysis workshops

January 29, 2016
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Stop Press: Additional dates for the 2016 Prior Exposure Bayesian Data Analysis workshops

Places on the Easter Prior Exposure (introductory) workshops filled up very quickly and we had to turn away quite a few people. In response we’ve managed to arrange another set of events on 16 and 17 June (again with an optional R bootcamp on Ju...

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PLS think twice about partial least squares

July 23, 2015
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PLS think twice about partial least squares

One of the great things about writing a statistics book was finding an excuse to read about dozens of topics that I knew a little about but hadn't got around to studying in depth. Even so, there were a number of topics I ended up missing out on complet...

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Prior exposure workshops 3 and 4 (Bayesian data analysis for social scientists)

July 17, 2015
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Prior exposure workshops 3 and 4 (Bayesian data analysis for social scientists)

Booking is now open for workshops three and four of our Prior Exposure Bayesian data analysis training (all taking place in Nottingham). The dates are 22 and 23 September 2015.These follow on from the first two workshops but if you have some training i...

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Prior exposure: Bayesian data analysis workshops (ESRC Advanced Training Initiative)

February 9, 2015
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Prior exposure: Bayesian data analysis workshops (ESRC Advanced Training Initiative)

Mark Andrews and I have just launched the web site for our Prior Exposure Bayesian Data Analysis workshop series. This is part of the ESRC Advanced Training Initiative.Further details are available here.The first two workshops are available for booking...

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Guest post: PNAS, facebook and the ethics of online experimentation

July 4, 2014
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Guest post: PNAS, facebook and the ethics of online experimentation

This is a guest blog post by Gerry Markopoulos. I'm posting it because I think it is an important topic that deserves wider discussion.Recently, an article was published in the prestigious journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ (...

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Multicollinearity tutoral

November 11, 2013
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Multicollinearity tutoral

I just posted brief multicollinearity tutorial on my other blog (loosely based on the material from the Serious Stats book). You can read it here.Filed under: serious stats, stats advice Tagged: correlation and covariance, general linear model, messy d...

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Multicollinearity and collinearity (in multiple regression) – a tutorial

November 9, 2013
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Multicollinearity and collinearity (in multiple regression) – a tutorial

This blog post was written for undergraduate research methods teaching. I have therefore tried to keep everything relatively simple and equation-free. The content is based loosely on more detailed material in my book Serious stats. What are collineari...

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A gentle introduction to learning R

October 22, 2013
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A gentle introduction to learning R

There are many good resources online for learning R. However, I recently discovered Try R from Code school – which is interactive, goes at a very gentle pace and also looks very pretty: http://tryr.codeschool.com/Filed under: serious stats Tagged...

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Cronbach to the future

August 6, 2013
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Cronbach to the future

One fascinating thing about working in the area of psychological statistics is how hard it is to move people away from reliance on bad, inefficient or otherwise problematic methods. My own view - informed to some extent by the literature, by experience...

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