Lack of Math / Statistics – what to do?

Nice article on how students realize they suck at math / statistics, but don’t know what to do about it.. it ultimately falls on the universities and advisors to provide this training.. and they are currently failing!  While this article focuses on ecology, I would argue the same issue exists in genetics and molecular biology, especially related to “big data” and how biologists are poorly prepared to handle it..

https://peerj.com/articles/285/

Side note: PeerJ is a pretty cool new open access journal that posts the ENTIRE set of correspondence as an article is peer reviewed.. very interesting insight into what is usually hidden from our view..

 

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