Monthly Archives: June 2015

Hypothesis Testing: Why buy the book when you can watch the movie?

My last post was a recommendation for a book. For the tiny minority of the vast population of those who follow this blog, I am providing another, easier source to understand a statistical methodology used in medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology, … Continue reading

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The Cult of Statistical Significance: Reader Recommended in Research Review’s Review

I have occasionally reviewed research here (shocking, I know, given this blog’s title), but seldom recommended anybody actually buy any. All that is about to change in this edge-of-your-seat suspenseful thriller story of love, lost, and learning (without the first … Continue reading

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Raphael Lataster or How “scholarship” reached a new low

I was spending my weekly hours catching up to date on fields that have the least to do with my own, and became rather irritated. It’s bad enough when scientists who are trained in the application of statistical methods to … Continue reading

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Demonstrating disconnections with connectedness: How some sciences are more equal than others

There’s a long contested divide between “hard” and “soft” sciences. For the most part, this divide was always artificial and has become increasingly obviously baseless thanks largely to the interdisciplinary nature of modern fields in the sciences (and other academic … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Scholars

I tend to focus here mostly upon mathematics and the sciences, but that is hardly all of scholarship, and certainly not the only fields in which academics (and non-academics) produce sensationalist drivel while some few manage to write popular works … Continue reading

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Are our climate records wrong?

I wanted to demonstrate the importance of knowing even some elementary applied mathematics, but of course for those not already convinced that they need any more math (and don’t want to learn more) I need an example that is sensational … Continue reading

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