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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 … Continue reading

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The failure of scientists & statistics

There have been a recent spate of news around bad science – results that can’t be replicated – and as a young scientist, I’ve been reading these with much interest and concern.  As a Ph.D. student, I’ve come to see the … Continue reading

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Statistical pitfalls- significant differences

From The Guardian: The statistical error that just keeps on coming Obvious when you think about it, but apparently it’s an easy mistake to make- beware!

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Everything you ever wanted to know about error bars- and more!

Confused about confidence intervals? Stymied by standard error?? For all of you out there crunching data and polishing paper drafts, check out this invaluable little publication on error bars and the basics of the underlying statistics: Cumming, G., Fidler, F. … Continue reading

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