Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I’ve can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela ...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I’ve can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela ...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I’ve can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela ...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I’ve can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela ...

Read more »

Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I've can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuel...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 6, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I've can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuel...

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Beware of questionable front page articles warning you to beware of questionable front page articles (2)

December 5, 2015
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Beware of questionable front page articles warning you to beware of questionable front page articles (2)

Such articles have continued apace since this blogpost from 2013. During that time, meta-research, replication studies, statistical forensics and fraudbusting have become popular academic fields in their own right. Since I regard the ‘programme’ (to use a Lakatosian term) as essentially a part of the philosophy and methodology of science, I’m all in favor of it—I employed the term “metastatistics” […]

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Judea Pearl and I briefly discuss extrapolation, causal inference, and hierarchical modeling

December 5, 2015
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OK, I guess it looks like the Buzzfeed-style headlines are officially over. Anyway, Judea Pearl writes: I missed the discussion you had here about Econometrics: Instrument locally, extrapolate globally, which also touched on my work with Elias Bareinboim. So, please allow me to start a new discussion about extrapolation and external validity. First, two recent […] The post Judea Pearl and I briefly discuss extrapolation, causal inference, and hierarchical modeling…

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Stan at NIPS 2015

December 5, 2015
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Stan at NIPS 2015

With NIPS 2014 a distant memory, we have a web page covering all the Stan-related activity at NIPS 2015 Including how to score a nifty Stan sticker. If you have something else to add to the list, let us know in the comments. The post Stan at NIPS 20...

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Syllabus for my course on design and analysis of sample surveys

December 4, 2015
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Here’s last year’s course plan. Maybe I’ll change it a bit, haven’t decided yet. The course number is Political Science 4365, and it’s also cross-listed in Statistics. The post Syllabus for my course on design and analysi...

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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 ...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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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