Sunday data/statistics link roundup (10/13/13)13 Oct 2013
- A really interesting comparison between educational and TV menus (via Rafa). On a related note, it will be interesting to see how/whether the traditional educational system will be disrupted. I’m as into the MOOC thing as the next guy, but I’m not sure I buy a series of pictures from your computer as “validation” you took/know the material for a course. Also I’m not 100% sure about what this is, but it has the potential to be kind of awesome - the Moocdemic.
- This piece of “investigative journalism” had the open-access internet up in arms. The piece shows pretty clearly that there are bottom-feeding journals who will use unscrupulous tactics and claim peer review while doing no such thing. But it says basically nothing about open access as far as I can tell. On a related note, a couple of years ago we developed an economic model for peer review, then tested the model out. In a very contrived/controlled system we showed peer review improves accuracy, even when people aren’t incentivized to review.
- Related to our guest post on NIH study sections is this pretty depressing piece in Nature.
- One of JHU Biostat’s NSF graduate research fellows was interviewed by Amstat News.
- Jenny B. has some great EDA lectures you should check out.