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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 (1/20/2013)

This might be short. I have a couple of classes starting on Monday. The first is our Johns Hopkins Advanced Methods class. This is one of my favorite classes to teach, our Ph.D. students are pretty awesome and they always … Continue reading

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Should the Cox Proportional Hazards model get the Nobel Prize in Medicine?

I'm not the first one to suggest that Biostatistics has been undervalued in the scientific community, and some of the shortcomings of epidemiology and biostatistics have been noted elsewhere. But this previous work focuses primarily on the contributions of statistics/biostatistics … Continue reading

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Podcast #5: Coursera Debrief

Jeff and I talk with Brian Caffo about teaching MOOCs on Coursera.

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How important is abstract thinking for graduate students in statistics?

A recent lunchtime discussion here at Hopkins brought up the somewhat-controversial topic of abstract thinking in our graduate program. We, like a lot of other biostatistics/statistics programs, require our students to take measure theoretic probability as part of the curriculum. … Continue reading

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Statistics is not math...

Statistics depends on math, like a lot of other disciplines (physics, engineering, chemistry, computer science). But just like those other disciplines, statistics is not math; math is just a tool used to solve statistical problems. Unlike those other disciplines, statistics … Continue reading

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What is a major revision?

I posted a little while ago on a proposal for a fast statistics journal. It generated a bunch of comments and even a really nice follow up post with some great ideas. Since then I’ve gotten reviews back on a … Continue reading

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Why statisticians should join and launch startups

The tough economic times we live in, and the potential for big paydays, have made¬†entrepreneurship cool. From the venture capitalist-in-chief, to the javascript coding mayor of New York, everyone is on board. No surprise there, successful startups lead to job … Continue reading

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Help us rate health news reporting with citizen-science powered http://www.healthnewsrater.com

We here at Simply Statistics are big fans of science news reporting. We read newspapers, blogs, and the news sections of scientific journals to keep up with the coolest new research.¬† But health science reporting, although exciting, can also be … Continue reading

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup

A few data/statistics related links of interest: Eric Lander Profile The math of lego¬†(should be “The statistics of lego”) Where people are looking for homes. Hans Rosling’s Ted Talk on the Developing world (an oldie but a goodie) Elsevier is … Continue reading

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