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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!
The important parts of data analysis
There's plenty of software to muck around with data, but to gain the skills to really get something out of …
Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
What if I were to stop publishing in journals?
In our recent discussion of modes of publication, Joseph Wilson wrote, “The single best reform science can make right now is to decouple publication from...
In 2009, I published a post on this blog about *Sarah **Dooley*, which ended with the words: I predict she is going to make it big. I’m not sure how, but ...
Why don't statisticians play a leading role in data privacy issues?
In 1990, 87% of Americans could be uniquely identified given only their gender, date of birth and the 5-digit ZIP. You can check how easily you can be identi...
Spatial perception: on the chart and in real life
A twitter follower @mdjoner felt that something is amiss with the squares in this chart comparing real estate prices in major cities around the world. I'm no...
Complexity and Social Networks Blog
On International Women's Day: Lean In, But Also Reach Out
As we celebrate International Women's Day, my Twitter feed brims with links to reports on the state of women in the workplace. The numbers these reports show...
The Quantitative Peace
Troop Deployment Research and Poland
Interstate conflict is a rare phenomenon. Since 1816, the Correlates of War project only counts 96 different wars occurring over an almost 200 year period. G...
Kenneth Benoit's Home Page
Quantitative Text Analysis (TCD)
Short Outline The course surveys methods for systematically extracting quantitative information from text for social scientific purposes, starting with cla...
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right
New Home for FiveThirtyEight
This blog contains archived content which is not being updated. Current content can be found at www.fivethirtyeight.com.
The Monkey Cage
Tomorrow We Move to the Washington Post. Here Is How to Follow Us.
We will be debuting at the Washington Post tomorrow—Wednesday, September 25. Soon thereafter, our current URL —themonkeycage.org—will redirect to their si...
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...
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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