Linear Regression and Treatment Effect Heterogeneity

December 4, 2015
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Linear Regression and Treatment Effect Heterogeneity

I received an email from Tymon Słoczyński (Warsaw School of Economics), about a recent paper of his, titled, "New Evidence on Linear Regression and Treatment Effect Heterogeneity". Tymon wrote:"I have recently written a new paper, which I believe tha...

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The Topology Underlying the Brand Logo Naming Game: Unidimensional or Local Neighborhoods?

December 4, 2015
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The Topology Underlying the Brand Logo Naming Game: Unidimensional or Local Neighborhoods?

You can find the app on iTunes and Google Play. It's a game of trivial pursuits - here's the logo, now tell me the brand. Each item is scored as right or wrong, and the players must take it all very seriously for there is a Facebook page with cheat she...

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Tutorial: RNA-seq differential expression & pathway analysis with Sailfish, DESeq2, GAGE, and Pathview

December 4, 2015
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BackgroundThis tutorial shows an example of RNA-seq data analysis with DESeq2, followed by KEGG pathway analysis using GAGE. Using data from GSE37704, with processed data available on Figshare DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1601975. This dataset has six samp...

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Questions about data transplanted in kidney study

December 4, 2015
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Hey—check out the above title. It’s my attempt at a punny, Retraction-Watch-style headline! OK, now on to the content. Dan Walter writes: In order to gauge longevity of kidney donors, this paper [by Dorry Segev, Abimereki Muzaale, Brian Caffo, Shruti Mehta, Andrew Singer, Sarah Taranto, Maureen McBride, and Robert Montgomery] compares data collected on about […] The post Questions about data transplanted in kidney study appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

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Enhanced tables, and supercharged spreadsheets with in-cell tech

December 4, 2015
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Enhanced tables, and supercharged spreadsheets with in-cell tech

Old-timer Chris P. sent me to this Bloomberg article about Vanguard ETFs and low-cost funds (link). The article itself is interesting, and I will discuss it on the sister blog some time in the future. Chris is impressed with this...

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 4, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I’ve collected some polls available on the internet. The surprising ...

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 4, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I’ve collected some polls available on the internet. The surprising t...

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 4, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I’ve collected some polls available on the internet. The surprising ...

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 4, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I've collected some polls available on the internet. The surprisin...

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 4, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I've collected some polls available on the internet. The surprisin...

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Confidence intervals: What they are and are not

December 3, 2015
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Confidence intervals: What they are and are not

Over at the Psychonomic Society Featured Content blog, there are several new articles outlining some of our work on confidence intervals published previously in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. In a three-part series, Steve Lewandosky ...

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‘The Libertarian Republic’ author refers to Obamacare ‘spike’ in medical adminstrators before it even became law.

December 3, 2015
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‘The Libertarian Republic’ author refers to Obamacare ‘spike’ in medical adminstrators before it even became law.

I don't usually read 'The Libertarian Republic', but this article was shared by a friend on my Facebook feed. The author writes that the 'armies of bureaucrats' (i.e., medical administrators), necessitated by government regulation, are responsible for the rise in medical costs. The evidence presented is a figure that shows the growth of physicians and … Continue reading 'The Libertarian Republic' author refers to Obamacare 'spike' in medical adminstrators before…

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Internet use and religion, part six

December 3, 2015
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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...

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Why are we such a litigious society?

December 3, 2015
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Why are we such a litigious society?

As a European, I’ve always been fascinated by how trivial and common-sense matters end up in courts. I’ve been less fascinated and more annoyed by the piles of forms and disclaimers everywhere. Finally, annoyance takes over any kind of fascination faced with the medical bills – often so high because of lawsuit-protecting insurance. As Paul H. […] The post Why are we such a litigious society? appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

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Not So Standard Deviations: Episode 5 – IRL Roger is Totally With It

December 3, 2015
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I just posted Episode 5 of Not So Standard Deviations so check your feeds! Sorry for the long delay since the last episode but we got a bit tripped up by the Thanksgiving holiday. In this episode, Hilary and I open up the mailbag and go through some of the feedback we've gotten on the

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Rogue historian just can’t stop can’t stop copying copying copying

December 3, 2015
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Rogue historian just can’t stop can’t stop copying copying copying

Terrie Lee Ekin points me to this update on the noted Arizona plagiarist: Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio wants a consultant to pay back the city $21,800, for monies paid to develop a course to teach police officers cultural awareness. DiCicco said Dr. Matthew Whitaker does not deserve the money he was paid after billing […] The post Rogue historian just can’t stop can’t stop copying copying copying appeared first…

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Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 4 December 2015

December 3, 2015
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Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 4 December 2015

The 16th Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for this Friday, 4 December 2015 and we have great line up with three talks followed by networking drinks. Monitoring process change using Bayesian methods (Mick Cooney)A common business problem is to...

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The Statistician as Data Action Hero

December 2, 2015
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"If our goal as a field is to use data to solve problems, then we need to move away from exclusive dependence on data models and adopt a more diverse set of tools."Leo BreimanStatistical Modeling: The Two CulturesBreiman ends the opening abstract of hi...

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NYU "Five-Star" Conference 2015

December 2, 2015
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Program with clickable papers here.  The amazing thing about Five-Star is that it actually works, and works well, year after year, despite the usually-disastrous fact that it involves coordination among universities. 

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NYU "Five-Star" Conference 2015

December 2, 2015
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Program with clickable papers here.  The amazing thing about Five-Star is that it actually works, and works well, year after year, despite the usually-disastrous fact that it involves coordination among universities. 

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NYU "Five-Star" Conference 2015

December 2, 2015
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Program with clickable papers here.  The amazing thing about Five-Star is that it actually works, and works well, year after year, despite the usually-disastrous fact that it involves coordination among universities. 

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NYU "Five-Star" Conference 2015

December 2, 2015
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Program with clickable papers here.  The amazing thing about Five-Star is that it actually works, and works well, year after year, despite the usually-disastrous fact that it involves coordination among universities. 

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Prior on df (normality) parameter in t distribution

December 2, 2015
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Many models in DBDA use a t distribution for "robust" estimation of central tendency parameters. The idea is that the heavy tails of a t distribution can accommodate data points that would be outliers relative to a normal distribution, and therefore th...

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