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More gremlins: “Instead, he simply pretended the other two estimates did not exist. That is inexcusable.”

July 23, 2015
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More gremlins:  “Instead, he simply pretended the other two estimates did not exist.  That is inexcusable.”

Brandon Shollenberger writes: I’ve spent some time examining the work done by Richard Tol which was used in the latest IPCC report.  I was troubled enough by his work I even submitted a formal complaint with the IPCC nearly two months ago (I’ve not heard back from them thus far).  It expressed some of the same concerns […] The post More gremlins: “Instead, he simply pretended the other two estimates did not…

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A bad definition of statistical significance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Effective Health Care Program

July 21, 2015
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A bad definition of statistical significance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Effective Health Care Program

As D.M.C. would say, bad meaning bad not bad meaning good. Deborah Mayo points to this terrible, terrible definition of statistical significance from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Statistical Significance Definition: A mathematical technique to measure whether the results of a study are likely to be true. Statistical significance is calculated as the […] The post A bad definition of statistical significance from the U.S. Department of Health…

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Stan is Turing complete

July 17, 2015
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Stan is Turing complete. The post Stan is Turing complete appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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“Menstrual Cycle Phase Does Not Predict Political Conservatism”

July 5, 2015
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“Menstrual Cycle Phase Does Not Predict Political Conservatism”

Someone pointed me to this article by Isabel Scott and Nicholas Pound: Recent authors have reported a relationship between women’s fertility status, as indexed by menstrual cycle phase, and conservatism in moral, social and political values. We conducted a survey to test for the existence of a relationship between menstrual cycle day and conservatism. 2213 […] The post “Menstrual Cycle Phase Does Not Predict Political Conservatism” appeared first on Statistical…

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Hey, this is what Michael Lacour should’ve done when they asked him for his data

June 30, 2015
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Texas Town Is Charging Us $79,000 for Emails About Pool Party Abuse Cop. FOIA that, pal! The post Hey, this is what Michael Lacour should’ve done when they asked him for his data appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Socia...

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The David Brooks files: How many uncorrected mistakes does it take to be discredited?

June 16, 2015
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The David Brooks files:  How many uncorrected mistakes does it take to be discredited?

OK, why am I writing this? We all know that New York Times columnist David Brooks deals in false statistics, he’s willing and able to get factual matters wrong, he doesn’t even fact-check his own reporting, his response when people point out his mistakes is irritation rather than thanks, he won’t run a correction even […] The post The David Brooks files: How many uncorrected mistakes does it take to…

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Michael LaCour in 20 years

June 16, 2015
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Michael LaCour in 20 years

In case you were wondering what “Bruno” Lacour will be doing a couple decades from now . . . James Delaney pointed me to this CNN news article, “Connecticut’s strict gun law linked to large homicide drop” by Carina Storrs: The rate of gun-related murders fell sharply in the 10 years after Connecticut implemented a […] The post Michael LaCour in 20 years appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference,…

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Of buggy whips and moral hazards; or, Sympathy for the Aapor

June 3, 2015
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Of buggy whips and moral hazards; or, Sympathy for the Aapor

We’ve talked before about those dark-ages classical survey sampling types who say you can’t do poop with opt-in samples. The funny thing is, these people do all sorts of adjustment themselves, in the sampling or in post-data weighting or both, to deal with the inevitable fact that the people you can actually reach when you […] The post Of buggy whips and moral hazards; or, Sympathy for the Aapor appeared…

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My final post on this Tony Blair thing

June 1, 2015
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My final post on this Tony Blair thing

Gur Huberman writes on the recent fraud in experiments in polisci: This comment is a reaction to the little of the discussion which I [Gur] followed, mostly in the NYTimes. What I didn’t see anybody say is that the system actually worked. First, there’s a peer-reviewed report in Science. Then other people deem the results […] The post My final post on this Tony Blair thing appeared first on Statistical…

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John Bohannon’s chocolate-and-weight-loss hoax study actually understates the problems with standard p-value scientific practice

May 29, 2015
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John Bohannon’s chocolate-and-weight-loss hoax study actually understates the problems with standard p-value scientific practice

Several people pointed me to this awesome story by John Bohannon: “Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just […] The post John Bohannon’s chocolate-and-weight-loss hoax study actually understates the problems with standard p-value…

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