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“A Conceptual Introduction to Hamiltonian Monte Carlo” | StatsBlogs.com | All About Statistics

(This article was originally published at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)<p>Michael …

Unlearning descriptive statistics

The <b>standard deviation</b> measures how spread out different values are. Here's how it works:<p>you subtract the mean from each value<br>• you square each …

Statistics

Scratching the Surface of Gender Biases

(This article was first published on <b>Shirin's playgRound</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Today, I want to share my analysis of the World Gender …

Data Science

Long Shot

Frank Harrell doesn’t like p-values:In my [Frank’s] opinion, null hypothesis testing and p-values have done significant harm to science. The purpose …

Statistical Modeling

The “What does not kill my statistical significance makes it stronger” fallacy | StatsBlogs.com | All About Statistics

(This article was originally published at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)<p>As anyone who’s …

Measurement error and the replication crisis

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Hilbert's hotel

By Marianne FreibergerSuppose you're a hotel manager and your hotel is full. That's great, of course, but there's always the temptation to squeeze in …

Mathematics

Crossfire

OK, guess the year of this quote:Experimental social psychology today seems dominated by values that suggest the following slogan: “Social psychology …

Psychology

Fractal secrets of Rorschach's famed ink blots revealed

The simplicity of the stains' repeating patterns is key to why we see so many images in them.<p>It’s easy to see familiar shapes in seemingly random …