Here’s a common scenario – you’re responsible for introductions to statistics class and while you want to use R in the class (maybe transitioning from another stats package), you’re hesitant. Maybe you have outstanding questions before you make the leap, or you’re concerned about your own expertise. Sound familiar? Then consider attending an upcoming webinar, […]Continue Reading
At first glance, the variety of census datasets appear to cover many of the same topics, but each one employs a different methodology and focuses on a specific set of labor force variables at varying levels of geographic detail. In this post, we’ll summarize several of these additional sources so you can determine which ones meet your needs.
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Collecting, analyzing, and reporting with data can be daunting. The person that SAGE Publishing — the parent of MethodSpace — turns to when it has questions is Diana Aleman – editor extraordinaire for SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats. And now she is bringing her trials, tribulations, and expertise with data to you in this […]
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More on Power, Sample Size, and Power Calculations Of the variables that affect power, you can see that sample size gives you the most flexibility, as people are not in the habit of changing either the alpha level of .05, nor can you switch from a two-tailed to a one-tailed test (the use of a […]Continue Reading
The International Prize in Statistics has been awarded to Bradley Efron, professor of statistics and biomedical data science at Stanford University, in recognition of the “bootstrap,” a method he developed in 1977 for assessing the uncertainty of scientific results that has had extraordinary impact across many scientific fields. With the bootstrap (described by Efron below), […]Continue Reading
With spring upon us, it seems the current flu season may be slowly drawing to a close. Current reports from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that the hospitalization rate for flu diagnoses was 59.9 per 100,000 persons during the first week in February. Something the U.S. has not experienced since 2015.
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This obituary originally appeared on MethodSpace’s sister site, Social Science Space. Neil Salkind, a child development psychologist whose academic writing endeared him to generations of students struggling with statistics, has died at age 70. Salkind, a professor emeritus at the University of Kansas, died from melanoma at his home in Lawrence, Kansas on November 18. […]Continue Reading
A Greek appeals court has convicted Andreas Georgiou, the former president of the Hellenic Statistical Authority, known as ELSTAT, of violation of duty for his actions in recalculating national statistics and showing that Greece’s financial situation was much more dire than had been advertised. His new figures were front and center in the Greek financial […]Continue Reading
The fundamental difference between data and statistics (because who knew!) The basics Before I started working on SAGE Stats, the idea of working with a large data set was quite intimidating. Shout out to the USDA’s Food Access Research Atlas! In the two years since, working regularly with our platform has really opened my eyes to how empowering […]Continue Reading
Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting those patterns. In this series we look at some of the common mistakes we make and how to avoid them when thinking about statistics, probability and risk. You don’t […]Continue Reading