Sunday data/statistics link roundup (7/28/13)28 Jul 2013
- An article in the Huffpo about a report claiming there is no gender bias in the hiring of physics faculty. I didn’t read the paper carefully but I definitely agree with the quote from Prof. Dame Athene Donald that the comparison should be made to the number of faculty candidates on the market. I’d also be a little careful about touting my record of gender equality if only 13% of faculty in my discipline were women (via Alex N.).
- If you are the only person who hasn’t seen the upwardly mobile by geography article yet, here it is (via Rafa). Also covered over at the great “charts n things” blog.
- Finally some good news on the science funding front; a Senate panel raises NSF’s budget by 8% (the link worked for me earlier but I was having a little trouble today). I think that this is of course a positive development. I think that article pairs very well with this provocative piece suggesting Detroit might have done better if they had a private research school.
- I’m going to probably talk about this more later in the week because it gets my blood pressure up, but I thought I’d just say again that hyperbolic takedowns of the statistical methods in specific papers in the popular press leads only one direction.