Monthly Archives: September 2012

Online Mentors to Guide Women Into the Sciences

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Chinese Company to Acquire DNA Sequencing Firm

Chinese Company to Acquire DNA Sequencing Firm Tweet Vote on HN

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (9/16/12)

There has been a lot of talk about the Michael Lewis (of Moneyball fame) profile of Obama in Vanity fair. One interesting quote I think deserves a lot more discussion is: “On top of all of this, after you have … Continue reading

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Statistical analysis suggests the Washington Nationals were wrong to shut down Stephen Strasburg

Statistical analysis suggests the Washington Nationals were wrong to shut down Stephen Strasburg Tweet Vote on HN

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The statistical method made me lie

There’s a hubbub brewing over a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that compares organic food (as in ‘USDA Organic’) to non-organic food. The study, titled “Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?: A Systematic Review” … Continue reading

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An experimental foundation for statistics

In a recent conversation with Brian (of abstraction fame) about the relationship between mathematics and statistics. Statistics, for historical reasons, has been treated as a mathematical sub-discipline (this is the NSF’s view). One reason statistics is viewed as a sub-discipline … Continue reading

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Coursera introduces three courses in statistics

Coursera introduces three courses in statistics Tweet Vote on HN

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The pebbles of academia

I have just been awarded a certificate for successful completion of the Conflict of Interest Commitment training (I barely passed). Lately, I have been totally swamped by administrative duties and have had little time for actual research. The experience reminded … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (9/9/12)

Not necessarily statistics related, but pretty appropriate now that the school year is starting. Here is a little introduction to “how to google” (via Andrew J.). Being able to “just google it” and find answers for oneself without having to resort … Continue reading

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