The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology

October 31, 2015
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The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology

Judy Tanur writes: The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work. The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science). It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply […] The post The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology appeared first on Statistical…

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WHIPPING BOYS AND WITCH HUNTERS (ii)

October 31, 2015
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WHIPPING BOYS AND WITCH HUNTERS (ii)

At least as apt today as 3 years ago…HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Memory Lane with new comments in blue.  In an earlier post I alleged that frequentist hypotheses tests often serve as whipping boys, by which I meant “scapegoats”, for the well-known misuses, abuses, and flagrant misinterpretations of tests (both simple Fisherian significance tests and Neyman-Pearson tests, although in different ways)—as […]

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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

October 31, 2015
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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

It might be too early to state anything solid, but the few polls prospecting the runoff election in Argentina seem to be telling two distinct histories. Hugo Haime and IPSOS suggest Daniel Scioli is going up while Elypsis and Polldata say he’s sin...

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Agile Web Mining at Bing

October 30, 2015
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Agile Web Mining at Bing

The web search industry is making great progress in transitioning from building tools for finding pages and sites to building tools that leverage and surface facts and knowledge. The local search space - where I work in Bing - is...

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The Traveling Vampire Problem

October 30, 2015
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The Traveling Vampire Problem

Let's say you are a vampire and you would like to figure out the shortest route to visit the supplenecks of N maidens. But, there is only so much time in any night!You can fly from location to location, ignoring barriers.With a few maidens, the problem...

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The Statistics Identity Crisis: Am I a Data Scientist

October 30, 2015
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The joint ASA/Simply Statistics webinar on the statistics identity crisis is now live!

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Faculty/postdoc job opportunities in genomics across Johns Hopkins

October 30, 2015
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It's pretty exciting to be in genomics at Hopkins right now with three new Bloomberg professors in genomics areas, a ton of stellar junior faculty, and a really fun group of students/postdocs. If you want to get in on the action here is a non-comprehensive list of great opportunities. Faculty Jobs Job: Multiple tenure track faculty positions in

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Are you ready for some smashmouth FOOTBALL?

October 30, 2015
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Are you ready for some smashmouth FOOTBALL?

Kickoff This story started for me three years ago with a pre-election article by Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier entitled, “Will Ohio State’s football team decide who wins the White House?.” Cowen and Grier wrote: Economists Andrew Healy, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Mo . . . examined whether the outcomes of college football games on […] The post Are you ready for some smashmouth FOOTBALL? appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

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Bayes 2016

October 30, 2015
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Bayes 2016

We're finalising the details for our next Bayes Pharma conference $-$ this time we're going to Belgium, in Leuven.We've now opened the call for abstracts, which can be sent by email (to this address), providing Title + Authors + Max 300 words, before M...

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The CUSUM-LAG trick in SAS/IML

October 30, 2015
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The CUSUM-LAG trick in SAS/IML

Every year near Halloween I write a trick-and-treat article in which I demonstrate a simple programming trick that is a real treat to use. This year's trick features two of my favorite functions, the CUSUM function and the LAG function. By using these function, you can compute the rows of […] The post The CUSUM-LAG trick in SAS/IML appeared first on The DO Loop.

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“How does peer review shape science?”

October 30, 2015
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In a paper subtitled, “A simulation study of editors, reviewers, and the scientific publication process,” political scientist Justin Esarey writes: Under any system I study, a majority of accepted papers will be evaluated by the average reader as not meeting the standards of the journal. Moreover, all systems allow random chance to play a strong […] The post “How does peer review shape science?” appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal…

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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

October 30, 2015
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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

The last poll published today by Polldata put Scioli below 40%, with about 5% reporting being undecided. It might be too early to state anything solid, but the few polls prospecting the runoff election in Argentina seem to be telling two distinct histo...

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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

October 30, 2015
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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

The last poll published today by Polldata put Scioli below 40%, with about 5% reporting being undecided. It might be too early to state anything solid, but the few polls prospecting the runoff election in Argentina seem to be telling two distinct histo...

Read more »

Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

October 30, 2015
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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

The last poll published today by Polldata put Scioli below 40%, with about 5% reporting being undecided. It might be too early to state anything solid, but the few polls prospecting the runoff election in Argentina seem to be telling two distinct ...

Read more »

Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

October 30, 2015
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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

The last poll published today by Polldata put Scioli below 40%, with about 5% reporting being undecided. It might be too early to state anything solid, but the few polls prospecting the runoff election in Argentina seem to be telling two distinct ...

Read more »

Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

October 30, 2015
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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

The last poll published today by Polldata put Scioli below 40%, with about 5% reporting being undecided. It might be too early to state anything solid, but the few polls prospecting the runoff election in Argentina seem to be telling two distinct ...

Read more »

Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

October 30, 2015
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Competing views on Argentina’s Frontrunner

The last poll published today by Polldata put Scioli below 40%, with about 5% reporting being undecided. It might be too early to state anything solid, but the few polls prospecting the runoff election in Argentina seem to be telling two distinct ...

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The statistics identity crisis: am I really a data scientist?

October 29, 2015
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The statistics identity crisis: am I really a data scientist?

        Tl;dr: We will host a Google Hangout of our popular JSM session October 30th 2-4 PM EST.    I organized a session at JSM 2015 called "The statistics identity crisis: am I really a data scientist?" The session turned out to be pretty popular: Packed room of statisticians with identity crises

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Our new R package

October 29, 2015
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Our new R package

As part of the work she's doing for her PhD, Christina has done some (fairly major, I'd say!) review of the literature about prevalence studies on PCOS $-$ that's a rather serious, albeit probably fair to say quite under-researched area. When...

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Viewing Emailed Posts that Contain Math

October 29, 2015
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A reminder for those of you who subscribe to the email feed:MathJax doesn't display in email, so when you look at the emailed post, the math will just be in LaTeX. Simply click/tap on the post's title in your email (e.g., in the latest case, “The HAC...

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You won’t be able to stop staring at this original Hot Hand preprint

October 29, 2015
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You won’t be able to stop staring at this original Hot Hand preprint

To continue with our basketball theme, here’s the preprint of the original hot hand paper, “Misperception of Chance Processes in Basketball,” by Amos Tversky, Robert Vallone, and Thomas Gilovich, from 1985 or so. I remember when it was floating around and everybody was talking about it. When discussing the hot hand with Josh Miller the […] The post You won’t be able to stop staring at this original Hot Hand…

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VIS 2015 – Wednesday

October 28, 2015
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VIS 2015 – Wednesday

The second full day of VIS 2015 brought lots of papers on applications and design studies, and also a panel on solved problems in visualization. As on the first day, I have some observations and thoughts. Here are two things I keep noticing and it baffles me that so many people don’t seem to be … Continue reading VIS 2015 – Wednesday

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Discussion of the Theranos Controversy with Elizabeth Matsui

October 28, 2015
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Theranos is a Silicon Valley diagnostic testing company that has been in the news recently. The story of Theranos has fascinated me because I think it represents a perfect collision of the tech startup culture and the health care culture and how combining them together can generate unique problems. I talked with Elizabeth Matsui, a

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