Ten tips on how NOT to Write a Grant Proposal

Because I have written a lot of grant proposals and reviewed a lot of proposals, every time that commercial comes on at 3 a.m. saying, “The government wants to give you free money!” I want

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Because I have written a lot of grant proposals and reviewed a lot of proposals, every time that commercial comes on at 3 a.m. saying, “The government wants to give you free money!” I want

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Great Resource on Mixed Models (Just not great for me)

I’d always found the SPSS help pretty basic, so I don’t even consider it when looking for information. However, courtesy of the UCLA Academic Computing Group, which has a bunch of the SPSS case studies

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I’d always found the SPSS help pretty basic, so I don’t even consider it when looking for information. However, courtesy of the UCLA Academic Computing Group, which has a bunch of the SPSS case studies

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Yes, We’re Sending Our Child to Boarding School

Generally, when the school principal calls, it’s not a good sign. When the call begins, “I’m sure you weren’t expecting this …” … it’s usually an even worse sign. In this case, however, he had

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Generally, when the school principal calls, it’s not a good sign. When the call begins, “I’m sure you weren’t expecting this …” … it’s usually an even worse sign. In this case, however, he had

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Starting a business? Design, develop, cash & credit

Want to start a business? Think you’re a good programmer? Have a good design? (By a good design, I don’t mean an idea, I mean pages of  scene, character and action description if it’s a

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Want to start a business? Think you’re a good programmer? Have a good design? (By a good design, I don’t mean an idea, I mean pages of  scene, character and action description if it’s a

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Text Mining with Statistica (or anything else) – look again!

There are some things to like about Statistica. The scatter plot matrix, for one. I’d done a sentiment analysis of a data set on blog posts (not mine). For each post, I had three variables

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There are some things to like about Statistica. The scatter plot matrix, for one. I’d done a sentiment analysis of a data set on blog posts (not mine). For each post, I had three variables

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Getting only numbers, in SAS and Javascript

The advantage of learning a new language is it sometimes makes you re-think the old languages you know. For example, here is a problem that happens often: Some people are morons. For example, say I

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The advantage of learning a new language is it sometimes makes you re-think the old languages you know. For example, here is a problem that happens often: Some people are morons. For example, say I

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Why I Won’t Be Unemployed in 2017: It’s Apples

There is a huge inequality in the way the economy has played out among people I know. Business is good and has been getting better all year for me. My friend Jake is doing great.

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There is a huge inequality in the way the economy has played out among people I know. Business is good and has been getting better all year for me. My friend Jake is doing great.

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Do Not Re-Invent the Software Wheel unless you’re into wheel-inventing

So I say, “There may be some useful information in the text fields. For example, people who use credit to buy commodities, such as meat may differ from people who buy finished goods like clothing

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So I say, “There may be some useful information in the text fields. For example, people who use credit to buy commodities, such as meat may differ from people who buy finished goods like clothing

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Power is not a single number

No, this is not a post about politics or life-hacking, although the same title could apply in either case. I am talking about statistical power. People often ask me what the power of a test

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No, this is not a post about politics or life-hacking, although the same title could apply in either case. I am talking about statistical power. People often ask me what the power of a test

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Text Miner = Coolness

In the past, when I had to do any type of parsing of text, I wrote my own code with a zillion SUBSTR functions and IF statements and it did the job but it was

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In the past, when I had to do any type of parsing of text, I wrote my own code with a zillion SUBSTR functions and IF statements and it did the job but it was

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