What Statisticians Do After Work

It is the International Year of Statistics so all statisticians are obligated to tell you why statistics are so rocking awesome. Here is my two cents worth  – I’m not a morning person. No, you

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It is the International Year of Statistics so all statisticians are obligated to tell you why statistics are so rocking awesome. Here is my two cents worth  – I’m not a morning person. No, you

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Floor Effect, Ceiling Effect and Computing Internal Consistency Reliability at Post-test

Very often, researchers (including me) use multiple-choice tests to collect data to determine whether or not an intervention has worked. Does the Dance Your Way to Math curriculum really result in higher test scores? Does

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Very often, researchers (including me) use multiple-choice tests to collect data to determine whether or not an intervention has worked. Does the Dance Your Way to Math curriculum really result in higher test scores? Does

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55 things I learned in 55 years: You are your associates

This is number seven. You can find 1, 2 & 3 here and 4-6 here. “I went to a strip club once. I looked around and thought, ‘All of these guys are complete losers.’ Then

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This is number seven. You can find 1, 2 & 3 here and 4-6 here. “I went to a strip club once. I looked around and thought, ‘All of these guys are complete losers.’ Then

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Two Secrets to Grant-Writing

Today, someone asked me, “Is it really true that guy you see on the Internet with all of the question marks on him, that it’s possible to get a government grant for anything?” In a

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Today, someone asked me, “Is it really true that guy you see on the Internet with all of the question marks on him, that it’s possible to get a government grant for anything?” In a

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Advice to Young Employees: More of my 55 things I’ve Learned

Today, I’d like to add #4 to 6 to my list of things I have learned in my 55 years. (You can find the first three here.) These are: You were hired to DO shit.

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Today, I’d like to add #4 to 6 to my list of things I have learned in my 55 years. (You can find the first three here.) These are: You were hired to DO shit.

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Ebrary and other overlooked academic benefits

“Ebrary? Oh, yeah, I think the university where I teach has that, but I wasn’t interested so I never looked into it.” So said a young professor today when I mentioned ebrary. I actually had

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“Ebrary? Oh, yeah, I think the university where I teach has that, but I wasn’t interested so I never looked into it.” So said a young professor today when I mentioned ebrary. I actually had

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Things I’ve Learned in (Almost) 55 Years: Post 1 of a bunch

I forgot how old I was for a while. Someone asked me how old The Rocket Scientist is and I said 57, then I had to think how that could be when he is three

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I forgot how old I was for a while. Someone asked me how old The Rocket Scientist is and I said 57, then I had to think how that could be when he is three

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Mixed Models Workshop – My notes in tweets

Wednesday, I went to a workshop, Mixed Models for Professors. It was a combination of discussion of the mathematics of mixed models, using SAS Enterprise Guide and examples for teaching. Since I was too lazy

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Wednesday, I went to a workshop, Mixed Models for Professors. It was a combination of discussion of the mathematics of mixed models, using SAS Enterprise Guide and examples for teaching. Since I was too lazy

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Mixed Models and other new stuff

“I’m XX years old and I’ve never used (insert any statistical technique here). Why do I need to know this?” I’ve heard some version of the above on every topic from linear regression to structural

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“I’m XX years old and I’ve never used (insert any statistical technique here). Why do I need to know this?” I’ve heard some version of the above on every topic from linear regression to structural

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I Resolve to Check Out these Resources for Teaching Statistics and Math

As anyone who reads this blog often knows, a. I like Chardonnay b. You need to get a life c. The purpose is for me to write down stuff I want to remember later. Serendipitously,

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As anyone who reads this blog often knows, a. I like Chardonnay b. You need to get a life c. The purpose is for me to write down stuff I want to remember later. Serendipitously,

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