A gentle introduction to survival analysis: I. The language of survival analysis

This month was my 14th wedding anniversary. For some reason, a number of my close friends and relatives chose this occasion to tell me that they had bet this marriage would not last more than

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This month was my 14th wedding anniversary. For some reason, a number of my close friends and relatives chose this occasion to tell me that they had bet this marriage would not last more than

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Why I Don’t Have Minions

Admit it, more than once you have thought to yourself, Wouldn’t it be convenient about now to have some mindless minions to do my bidding? I’d always thought if this whole statistical consulting thing didn’t

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Admit it, more than once you have thought to yourself, Wouldn’t it be convenient about now to have some mindless minions to do my bidding? I’d always thought if this whole statistical consulting thing didn’t

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GUEST POST: Mental Health Outcome Statistics Saved my Life

I met Corinna when she was a member of the 1996 Olympic team. In the intervening 15 years she has had a battle with mental illness – or maybe I should say, the mental health

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I met Corinna when she was a member of the 1996 Olympic team. In the intervening 15 years she has had a battle with mental illness – or maybe I should say, the mental health

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Why you care about conditional distributions: The MRS degree explained

                      Getting an MRS degree is an effective strategy. You care about conditional distributions even if you don’t know what they are. When I was

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                      Getting an MRS degree is an effective strategy. You care about conditional distributions even if you don’t know what they are. When I was

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Categorical Data & Bivariate Descriptive Statistics

The Agresti and Finlay book,  Statistical methods in the social sciences , has a nice section on bivariate descriptive statistics.  (And thank you to the person on twitter who recommended that book. I apologize that

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The Agresti and Finlay book,  Statistical methods in the social sciences , has a nice section on bivariate descriptive statistics.  (And thank you to the person on twitter who recommended that book. I apologize that

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The DARK side of SAS On-Demand ?

In case you don’t know – SAS On-Demand is the “cloud-based” version of SAS for teaching and research at universities. That’s a fancy way of saying it runs on the SAS servers and it’s free.

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In case you don’t know – SAS On-Demand is the “cloud-based” version of SAS for teaching and research at universities. That’s a fancy way of saying it runs on the SAS servers and it’s free.

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Ten Things about SAS On-Demand for Academics

1. It’s free. Some people say this is just the evil corporate answer to R. Maybe. Probably. I don’t care.  I don’t see Microsoft giving me anything for free. 2. It’s pretty easy for an

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1. It’s free. Some people say this is just the evil corporate answer to R. Maybe. Probably. I don’t care.  I don’t see Microsoft giving me anything for free. 2. It’s pretty easy for an

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Univariate statistics for categorical data? How weird!

PROC UNIVARIATE is for numeric data. I use it a lot of times as the first step in my categorical data analyses. How weird is that? Okay, well, maybe it’s not leafy sea dragon level

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PROC UNIVARIATE is for numeric data. I use it a lot of times as the first step in my categorical data analyses. How weird is that? Okay, well, maybe it’s not leafy sea dragon level

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