Posts Tagged ‘ Miscellaneous Statistics ’

Publication bias occurs within as well as between projects

August 30, 2016
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Kent Holsinger points to this post by Kevin Drum entitled, “Publication Bias Is Boring. You Should Care About It Anyway,” and writes: I am an evolutionary biologist, not a psychologist, but this article describes a disturbing Scenario concerning oxytocin research that seems plausible. It is also relevant to the reproducibility/publishing issues you have been discussing […] The post Publication bias occurs within as well as between projects appeared first on…

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Better to just not see the sausage get made

August 27, 2016
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Better to just not see the sausage get made

Mike Carniello writes: This article in the NYT leads to the full text, in which these statement are buried (no pun intended): What is the probability that two given texts were written by the same author? This was achieved by posing an alternative null hypothesis H0 (“both texts were written by the same author”) and […] The post Better to just not see the sausage get made appeared first on…

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A day in the life

August 25, 2016
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I like to post approx one item per day on this blog, so when multiple things come up in the same day, I worry about the sustainability of all this. I suppose I could up the posting rate to 2 a day but I think that could be too much of a burden on the […] The post A day in the life appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference,…

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One more thing you don’t have to worry about

August 22, 2016
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Baruch Eitam writes: So I have been convinced by the futility of NHT for my scientific goals and by the futility of of significance testing (in the sense of using p-values as a measure of the strength of evidence against the null). So convinced that I have been teaching this for the last 2 years. […] The post One more thing you don’t have to worry about appeared first on…

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Kaiser Fung on the ethics of data analysis

August 21, 2016
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Kaiser gave a presentation and he’s sharing the slides with us here. It’s important stuff. The post Kaiser Fung on the ethics of data analysis appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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Kaiser Fung on the ethics of data analysis

August 21, 2016
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Kaiser gave a presentation and he’s sharing the slides with us here. It’s important stuff. The post Kaiser Fung on the ethics of data analysis appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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The history of characterizing groups of people by their averages

August 15, 2016
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Andrea Panizza writes: I stumbled across this article on the End of Average. I didn’t know about Todd Rose, thus I had a look at his Wikipedia entry: Rose is a leading figure in the science of individual, an interdisciplinary field that draws upon new scientific and mathematical findings that demonstrate that it is not […] The post The history of characterizing groups of people by their averages appeared first…

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Will youths who swill Red Bull become adult cocaine addicts?

August 12, 2016
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Will youths who swill Red Bull become adult cocaine addicts?

The above is the question asked to me by Michael Stutzer, who writes: I have attached an increasingly influential paper [“Effects of Adolescent Caffeine Consumption on Cocaine Sensitivity,” by Casey O’Neill, Sophia Levis, Drew Schreiner, Jose Amat, Steven Maier, and Ryan Bachtell] purporting to show the effects of caffeine use in adolescents (well, lab rats […] The post Will youths who swill Red Bull become adult cocaine addicts? appeared first…

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Documented forking paths in the Competitive Reaction Time Task

August 7, 2016
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Documented forking paths in the Competitive Reaction Time Task

Baruch Eitan writes: This is some luscious garden of forking paths. Indeed. Here’s what Malte Elson writes at the linked website: The Competitive Reaction Time Task, sometimes also called the Taylor Aggression Paradigm (TAP), is one of the most commonly used tests to purportedly measure aggressive behavior in a laboratory environment. . . . While […] The post Documented forking paths in the Competitive Reaction Time Task appeared first on…

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The p-value is a random variable

August 5, 2016
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Sam Behseta sends along this paper by Laura Lazzeroni, Ying Lu, and Ilana Belitskaya-Lévy, who write: P values from identical experiments can differ greatly in a way that is surprising to many. The failure to appreciate this wide variability can lead researchers to expect, without adequate justification, that statistically significant findings will be replicated, only […] The post The p-value is a random variable appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal…

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