Monthly Archives: October 2012

Simply Statistics Podcast #4: Interview with Rebecca Nugent

Interview with Rebecca Nugent of Carnegie Mellon University. In this episode Jeff and I talk with Rebecca Nugent, Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. We talk with her about her work with the Census … Continue reading

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Statistics isn't math but statistics can produce math

Mathgen, the web site that can produce randomly generated mathematics papers has apparently gotten a paper accepted in a peer-reviewed journal (although perhaps not the most reputable one). I am not at all surprised this happened, but it’s fun to … Continue reading

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Comparing Hospitals

There was a story a few weeks ago on NPR about how Medicare will begin fining hospitals that have 30-day readmission rates that are too high. This process was introduced in the Affordable Care Act and Under the health care … Continue reading

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[vimeo 43305640 w=500 h=281] Johns Hopkins grad Anthony Damico shows how to make coffee with R (except not really). The BLS mug is what makes it for me. (Source: http://player.vimeo.com/) Tweet Vote on HN

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A statistician loves the #insurancepoll...now how do we analyze it?

Amanda Palmer broke Twitter yesterday with her insurance poll. She started off just talking about how hard it is for musicians who rarely have health insurance, but then wandered into polling territory. She sent out a request for people to … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (10/14/12)

A fascinating article about the debate on whether to regulate sugary beverages. One of the protagonists is David Allison, a statistical geneticist, among other things. It is fascinating to see the interplay of statistical analysis and public policy. Yet another … Continue reading

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What's wrong with the predicting h-index paper.

Editor’s Note: I recently posted about a paper in Nature that purported to predict the H-index. The authors contacted me to get my criticisms, then responded to those criticisms. They have requested the opportunity to respond publicly, and I think … Continue reading

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Why we should continue publishing peer-reviewed papers

Several bloggers are calling for the end of peer-reviewed journals as we know them. Jeff suggest that we replace them with a system in which everyone posts their papers on their blog, pubmed aggregates the feeds, and peer-review happens post publication … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (10/7/12)

Jack Welch got a little conspiracy-theory crazy with the job numbers. Thomas Lumley over at StatsChat makes a pretty good case for debunking the theory. I think the real take home message of Thomas’ post and one worth celebrating/highlighting is that agencies that produce … Continue reading

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Fraud in the Scientific Literature

Fraud in the Scientific Literature Tweet Vote on HN

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