Posts Tagged ‘ Miscellaneous Science ’

PhD student fellowship opportunity! in Belgium! to work with us! on the multiverse and other projects on improving the reproducibility of psychological research!!!

June 12, 2017
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[image of Jip and Janneke dancing with a cat] Wolf Vanpaemel and Francis Tuerlinckx write: We at the Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences, KU Leuven, Belgium are looking for a PhD candidate. The goal of the PhD research is to develop and apply novel methodologies to increase the reproducibility of psychological science. More information can […] The post PhD student fellowship opportunity! in Belgium! to work with us! on the…

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Why I’m not participating in the Transparent Psi Project

June 11, 2017
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I received the following email from psychology researcher Zoltan Kekecs: I would like to ask you to participate in the establishment of the expert consensus design of a large scale fully transparent replication of Bem’s (2011) ‘Feeling the future’ Experiment 1. Our initiative is called the ‘Transparent Psi Project’. [https://osf.io/jk2zf/wiki/home/] Our aim is to develop […] The post Why I’m not participating in the Transparent Psi Project appeared first on…

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The (Lance) Armstrong Principle

June 8, 2017
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If you push people to promise more than they can deliver, they’re motivated to cheat. The post The (Lance) Armstrong Principle appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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“Bombshell” statistical evidence for research misconduct, and what to do about it?

June 8, 2017
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Someone pointed me to this post by Nick Brown discussing a recent article by John Carlisle regarding scientific misconduct. Here’s Brown: [Carlisle] claims that he has found statistical evidence that a surprisingly high proportion of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) contain data patterns that cannot have arisen by chance. . . . the implication is that […] The post “Bombshell” statistical evidence for research misconduct, and what to do about it?…

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How has my advice to psychology researchers changed since 2013?

June 5, 2017
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Four years ago, in a post entitled, “How can statisticians help psychologists do their research better?”, I gave the following recommendations to researchers: – Analyze all your data. – Present all your comparisons. – Make your data public. And, for journal editors, I wrote, “if a paper is nothing special, you don’t have to publish […] The post How has my advice to psychology researchers changed since 2013? appeared first…

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Using external C++ functions with PyStan & radial velocity exoplanets

June 3, 2017
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Dan Foreman-Mackey writes: I [Mackey] demonstrate how to use a custom C++ function in a Stan model using the Python interface PyStan. This was previously only possible using the R interface RStan (see an example here) so I hacked PyStan to make this possible in Python as well. . . . I have some existing […] The post Using external C++ functions with PyStan & radial velocity exoplanets appeared first…

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Theoretical Statistics is the Theory of Applied Statistics: How to Think About What We Do

May 26, 2017
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Above is my talk at the 2017 New York R conference. Look, no slides! The talk went well. I think the video would be more appealing to listen to if they’d mixed in more of the crowd noise. Then you’d hear people laughing at all the right spots. P.S. Here’s my 2016 NYR talk, and […] The post Theoretical Statistics is the Theory of Applied Statistics: How to Think About…

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How is a politician different from a 4-year-old?

May 23, 2017
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How is a politician different from a 4-year-old?

A few days ago I shared my reactions to an op-ed by developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik. Gopnik replied: As a regular reader of your blog, I thought you and your readers might be interested in a response to your very fair comments. In the original draft I had an extra few paragraphs (below) that speak […] The post How is a politician different from a 4-year-old? appeared first on Statistical…

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How to think scientifically about scientists’ proposals for fixing science

May 22, 2017
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I wrote this article for a sociology journal: Science is in crisis. Any doubt about this status has surely been been dispelled by the loud assurances to the contrary by various authority figures who are deeply invested in the current system and have written things such as, “Psychology is not in crisis, contrary to popular […] The post How to think scientifically about scientists’ proposals for fixing science appeared first…

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An obvious fact about constrained systems.

May 21, 2017
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An obvious fact about constrained systems.

  This post is not by Andrew. This post is by Phil. This post is prompted by Andrew’s recent post about the book “Everything is obvious once you know the answer,” together with a recent discussion I’ve been involved in. I’m going to say something obvious. True story: earlier this year I was walking around […] The post An obvious fact about constrained systems. appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal…

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