Monthly Archives: March 2013

An instructor's thoughts on peer-review for data analysis in Coursera

I used peer-review for the data analysis course I just finished. As I mentioned in the post-mortem podcast I knew in advance that it was likely to be the most controversial component of the class. So it wasn't surprising that based … Continue reading

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Podcast #6: Data Analysis MOOC Post-mortem

Jeff and I talk about Jeff's recently completed MOOC on Data Analysis.

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/24/2013)

My Coursera Data Analysis class is done for now! All the lecture notes are on Github all the videos are on Youtube. They are tagged by week with tags "Week x". After ENAR the comments on how to have better stats … Continue reading

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Youtube should check its checksums

I am in the process of uploading the video lectures for Data Analysis. I am getting ready to send out the course wrap-up email and I wanted to include the link to the Youtube playlist as well. Unfortunately, Youtube keeps … Continue reading

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Call for papers for a special issue of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining

David Madigan sends the following. It looks like a really interesting place to submit papers for both statisticians and data scientists, so submit away! Statistical Analysis and Data Mining, An American Statistical Association Journal Call for Papers Special Issue on … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/17/13)

A post on the Revolutions blog about an analysis of the worldwide email traffic patterns. The corresponding paper is also pretty interesting. The best part is the whole analysis was done in R.  A bill in California that would require … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral fellow position in reproducible research

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to work on developing tools to make scientific research more easily reproducible. We're looking for someone who wants to work on (and solve!) real research problems in the biomedical sciences and address … Continue reading

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Here's my #ENAR2013 Wednesday schedule

Here are my picks for ENAR sessions today (Wednesday): 8:30-10:15am: Large Data Visualization and Exploration, Grand Ballroom 4 (make sure you stay till the end to see Karl Broman); Innovative Methods in Causal Inference with Applications to Mediation, Neuroimaging, and Infectious Diseases, … Continue reading

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If I were at #ENAR2013 today, here's where I'd go

This week is the annual ENAR meeting, the big biostatistics conference, in Orlando, Florida. It actually started on Sunday but I haven't gotten around to looking at the program (obviously, I'm not there right now). Flipping through the program now, … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/10/13)

This is an outstanding follow up analysis to our paper on the rate of false discoveries in the medical literature. I hope that the author of the blog post will consider submitting it for publication in a journal, I think … Continue reading

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