Statistics

Statistics Blogs

Reflecting on Alamar’s reflection on sports data

March 2, 2015
By

Ben Alamar reflects on the rise of data analytics in the NBA (link). I like this passage very much, which really nails home the point that good analytics requires intuition: The hours of waiting [during draft meetings] were often filled with watching film of prospects. It helped me refine my analysis, as I soaked up details from scouts that I never would have seen on my own. ("Rewind that. ...…

Read more »

The ET Interviews

March 2, 2015
By
The ET Interviews

Right from its inception in 1985, the journal Econometric Theory has featured the "ET Interviews". These are published interviews with key figures who have helped to shape the discipline of econometrics as we know it.Many of these interviews have ...

Read more »

Statistical inference is only mostly wrong

March 2, 2015
By
Statistical inference is only mostly wrong

p-values banned!The journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP) made news recently by "banning" p-values.  Here's a summary of their major points:"...the null hypothesis significance testing procedure (NHSTP) is invalid...". &nbsp...

Read more »

Careers in Data Science and Business Analytics: a new course

March 2, 2015
By

Syllabus for one-day seminar on Big Data jobs and careers by Kaiser Fung

Read more »

Modeling Earthquake Dynamics

March 2, 2015
By
Modeling Earthquake Dynamics

In 2012, with Marilou Durand, student at UQAM, we have been working on the seismic gap hypothesis, see e.g. McCann et al. (1978) or Kagan & Jackson (1991), or to be more specific, on the dynamics between earthquakes magnitude (or seismic moment) and inter-occurence durations. Our paper should appear soon in the Journal of Seismology, In this paper, we investigate questions arising in Parsons & Geist (2012). Pseudo causal models connecting magnitudes…

Read more »

Non-trivial wedges

March 1, 2015
By
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...

Read more »

“Probabilism as an Obstacle to Statistical Fraud-Busting”

March 1, 2015
By
“Probabilism as an Obstacle to Statistical Fraud-Busting”

“Is the Philosophy of Probabilism an Obstacle to Statistical Fraud Busting?” was my presentation at the 2014 Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science):“Revisiting the Foundations of Statistics in the Era of Big Data: Scaling Up to Meet the Challenge.”    As often happens, I never put these slides into a stand alone paper. But I have […]

Read more »

March Reading List

March 1, 2015
By
March Reading List

Good grief! It's March already. You might enjoy:Bajari, P., D. Nekipelov, S. P. Ryan, and M. Yang, 2015. Demand estimation with machine learning and model combination. NBER Working Paper No, 20955.Baur, D. G. and D. T. Tran, 2014. The long-run relation...

Read more »

Data2Life

February 28, 2015
By
Data2Life

‘Better Data. Better Lives’ is a very well made video about the role of statistics. Everybody agrees that data are …Continue reading →

Read more »

Population Countdown

February 28, 2015
By
Population Countdown

I was downloading data from the Statistics New Zealand website the other evening, and was alerted to the fact that an interesting event was about to occur. Here's my screen-capture of the N.Z. "Population Clock" about an hour later:© 2015, David ...

Read more »


Subscribe

Email:

  Subscribe