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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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Should we stop publishing peer-reviewed papers?

Nate Silver, everyone’s favorite statistician made good, just gave an interview where he said he thinks many journal articles should be blog posts. I have been thinking about this same issue for a while now, and I’m not the only … Continue reading

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Pro-tips for graduate students (Part 3)

This is part of the ongoing series of pro tips for graduate students, check out parts one and two for the original installments.  Learn how to write papers in a very clear and simple style. Whenever you can write in … Continue reading

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My worst (recent) experience with peer review

My colleagues and I just published a paper on validation of genomic results in BMC Bioinformatics. It is “highly accessed” and we are really happy with how it turned out.  But it was brutal getting it published. Here is the … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (6/17)

Happy Father’s Day! A really interesting read on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and public policy. The examples in the boxes are fantastic. This seems to be one of the cases where the public policy folks are borrowing ideas from Biostatistics, … Continue reading

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Peter Thiel on Peer Review/Science

Peter Theil gives his take on science funding/peer review: My libertarian views are qualified because I do think things worked better in the 1950s and 60s, but it’s an interesting question as to what went wrong with DARPA. It’s not … Continue reading

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Interview with Héctor Corrada Bravo

Héctor Corrada Bravo Héctor Corrada Bravo is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He moved to College Park after finishing his Ph.D. … Continue reading

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Cooperation between Referees and Authors Increases Peer Review Accuracy

Jeff Leek and colleagues just published an article in PLoS ONE on the differences between anonymous (closed) and non-anonymous (open) peer review of research articles. They developed a “peer review game” as a model system to track authors’ and reviewers’ … Continue reading

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Free access publishing is awesome...but expensive. How do we pay for it?

I am a huge fan of open access journals. I think open access is good both for moral reasons (science should be freely available) and for more selfish ones (I want people to be able to read my work). If … Continue reading

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Do we really need applied statistics journals?

All statisticians in academia are constantly confronted with the question of where to publish their papers. Sometimes it’s obvious: A theoretical paper might go to the Annals of Statistics or JASA Theory & Methods or Biometrika. A more “methods-y” paper might … Continue reading

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