Present and Future Books by Me

Whatever I was going to do productive on the plane was interrupted by me reading Sh*t My Dad Says. This convinced me that I will never be a best-selling author because I will NEVER be

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Whatever I was going to do productive on the plane was interrupted by me reading Sh*t My Dad Says. This convinced me that I will never be a best-selling author because I will NEVER be

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Is the Ivy League Ruining America?

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It started when I read an article by David Brooks where he actually gave a student at Yale an ‘A’ and approved her assessment that “Time not

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I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It started when I read an article by David Brooks where he actually gave a student at Yale an ‘A’ and approved her assessment that “Time not

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Don’t Wait Until You’re Perfect

I’m not perfect. God am I ever not perfect. I’ve been working  on the Spirit Lake Game beta on and off for the past several weeks, adding, fixing, changing. In most of these cases we

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I’m not perfect. God am I ever not perfect. I’ve been working  on the Spirit Lake Game beta on and off for the past several weeks, adding, fixing, changing. In most of these cases we

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Schoolchildren questions for statisticians

It must be that time of year because I was asked to speak at two different schools in downtown Los Angeles this week, one elementary school and one middle school.  The Perfect Jennifer probably won

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It must be that time of year because I was asked to speak at two different schools in downtown Los Angeles this week, one elementary school and one middle school.  The Perfect Jennifer probably won

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A quick introduction to interpretation of Exploratory Factor Analysis: Mplus Example

Last week I wrote a bit about how to get an exploratory factor analysis using Mplus. The question now, is what does that output MEAN ? First, you just get some information on the programming

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Last week I wrote a bit about how to get an exploratory factor analysis using Mplus. The question now, is what does that output MEAN ? First, you just get some information on the programming

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Hating My Little Ponies Doesn’t Make You a Bad Mother

Many people have commented how ironic it is that I’m writing computer games these days because I’m one of the least playful people you’ll meet. I have a confession to make, although confession is perhaps

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Many people have commented how ironic it is that I’m writing computer games these days because I’m one of the least playful people you’ll meet. I have a confession to make, although confession is perhaps

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Exploratory Factor Analysis with Mplus

Previously, I discussed how to do a confirmatory factor analysis with Mplus. What if you aren’t sure what variables should load on what factor? Then you are doing an exploratory factor analysis. Really, you should

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Previously, I discussed how to do a confirmatory factor analysis with Mplus. What if you aren’t sure what variables should load on what factor? Then you are doing an exploratory factor analysis. Really, you should

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Interpreting Confirmatory Factor Analysis Output from Mplus

Being able to find SPSS in the start menu does not qualify you to run a multi-nomial logistic regression. This is the kind of comment statisticians find funny that leaves other people scratching their heads.

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Being able to find SPSS in the start menu does not qualify you to run a multi-nomial logistic regression. This is the kind of comment statisticians find funny that leaves other people scratching their heads.

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Confirmatory Factor Analysis with Mplus – That was easy!

Someone had a question about factor analysis with Mplus and even though it is not a piece of software I work with normally, we aim to please at The Julia Group, so I downloaded the

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Someone had a question about factor analysis with Mplus and even though it is not a piece of software I work with normally, we aim to please at The Julia Group, so I downloaded the

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Four Things Students Should Have Learned in School but Didn’t

Here are four more of Dr. De Mars 55 things I have learned in (almost) 55 years, and that is that there are four thing students should have learned in school but often didn’t. 1.

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Here are four more of Dr. De Mars 55 things I have learned in (almost) 55 years, and that is that there are four thing students should have learned in school but often didn’t. 1.

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