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Email is a to-do list made by other people - can someone make it more efficient?!

This is a follow-up to one of our most popular posts: getting email responses from busy people. This post had been in the drafts for a few weeks, then this morning I saw this quote in our Twitter feed: Your … Continue reading

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Interview with Tom Louis - New Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau

Tom Louis Tom Louis is a professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins and will be joining the Census Bureau through an interagency personnel agreement as the new associate director for research and methodology and chief scientist. Tom has an impressive history of … Continue reading

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Some academic thoughts on the poll aggregators

The night of the presidential elections I wrote a post celebrating the victory of data over punditry. I was motivated by the personal attacks made against Nate Silver by pundits that do not understand Statistics. The post generated a little … Continue reading

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Nate Silver does it again! Will pundits finally accept defeat?

My favorite statistician did it again! Just like in 2008, he predicted the presidential election results almost perfectly. For those that don’t know, Nate Silver is the statistician that runs the fivethirtyeight blog. He combines data from hundreds of polls, uses … Continue reading

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If we truly want to foster collaboration, we need to rethink the "independence" criteria during promotion

When I talk about collaborative work, I don’t mean spending a day or two helping compute some p-values and end up as middle author in a subject-matter paper. I mean spending months working on a project, from start to finish, with experts … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (11/4/12)

Brian Caffo headlines the WaPo article about massive online open courses. He is the driving force behind our department’s involvement in offering these massive courses. I think this sums it up: `“I can’t use another word than unbelievable,” Caffo said. … Continue reading

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Elite education for the masses

Elite education for the masses

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The Year of the MOOC

The Year of the MOOC

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Microsoft Seeks an Edge in Analyzing Big Data

Microsoft Seeks an Edge in Analyzing Big Data

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On weather forecasts, Nate Silver, and the politicization of statistical illiteracy

As you know, we have a thing for statistical literacy here at Simply Stats. So of course this column over at Politico got our attention (via Chris V. and others). The column is an attack on Nate Silver, who has … Continue reading

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