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Numbers Rule Your World
Numbers Rule Your World: The hidden influence of probability and statistics on everything you do." It is published by McGraw-Hil
Larry Wasserman's (positive) review of "The Search...
What can search predict?
Numbers Rule Your World
Though the suspense is killing me,I hope it lasts!
Complexity and Social Networks Blog
ACM conference on online social networks, Oct 7-8 2013 in Boston
Many readers of this blog should find this upcoming conference at Northeastern University of interest-- but note that the deadline for abstracts is this comi...
Three questions about data science
During the recent Kalido webinar on data science, I was asked a number of questions about data science, which have since been published as a Kalido Expert Vi...
The Monkey Cage
Why It Matters that Obama’s Approval Rating Is Falling
Despite ridiculous hype about a recent CNN poll that showed an exaggerated 8-point drop in Obama’s approval rating, there’s no doubt that his approval rati...
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
There are no fat sprinters
This post is by Phil. A little over three years ago I wrote a post about exercise and weight loss in which I described losing a fair amount of weight due...
Your Singapore Suggestions, Please
I will be in Singapore soon -- first visit -- with only a little bit of spare time but I'd like to see and learn and do some worthwhile things. Suggestio...
Animation shows flow of attendees during a conference
[image: Visitor flow] When you go to a conference, there are typically several talks going on at the same time, and you can …
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right
Is Democratic Criticism on N.S.A. Hurting Obama’s Approval Rating?
The past episodes that did the most damage to President Obama's political standing involved public disagreements with members of his own party.
Back to basics
Today, we review one of the basic principles Ed Tufte very effectively advocated in his famous book: use gridlines and data labels only if absolutely necessa...
Kenneth Benoit's Home Page
MY560: Unsupervised Text Scaling Methods
Here are the slides and files from my “Unsupervised Text Scaling Methods” workshop in our MY560 series from June 11, 2013. Slides here Lab Exercise here F...
Social Science Statistics Blog
App Stats: Roberts, Stewart, and Tingley on "Topic models for open ended survey responses with applications to experiments"
We hope you can join us this Wednesday, May 1, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Molly Roberts, Brandon Stewart, and Dustin Tingley, all from the Dep...
The Quantitative Peace
Tom Coburn's Grudge, Part II
Via Jennifer Diascro's Twitter feed: The Economist has an article up addressing the specific targeting of Political Science Research by Senator Coburn. The a...
Zero Intelligence Agents
Revisiting “Ranking the popularity of programming languages”: creating tiers
In a post on dataists almost two years ago, John Myles White and I posed the question: “How would you rank the popularity of a programming language?”. F...
I realize that I haven’t been posting much here. We had some plans to use the Applied Statistics blog for other purposes but it didn’t really work out, so ...
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