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Heteroskedasity.. and a good statistics blog

There are many terms in statistics one should know, and most courses assumes one does.. Further, many statistics text books explain these terms mathematically, and in such a way I do not find it conducive to understanding 🙂 the Blog Deeply Trivial covers quite a few...

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The ongoing P-value debate

There are ever more good articles on what p-values are, their use and abuse.. as well as alternatives. Two I have come over today include on article outlining the issue from a journalistic view, showing arguments for and against (in VOX); the second a journal articel...

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Academic mobility and impact

Two articles in Nature was nicely summarized in an Economist article recently. The key point is: The more open countries are and internationally mobile and connected researchers in a country are, the more artices with high citation are produced. It is worth noting...

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Things about a PhD nobody told you about

Great talk on aspects of a Ph.D. noone talk about. (My notes on what was said below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAKsQf77nHU There are 740 000 students enrolled in a phd in Europe. 2/1000 are in a phd program. (see below for statistics)   7 things nobody told...

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Bibliometric review

NOTE: this post is very much under development, and is largely just notes for myself.  What is a bibliographic reveiw? An effective way to synthesize a large body of research, using quantitative analysis, with network logic underpinning much of it. What types of...

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Free speech and acceptable norms

This podcast episode of Hidden Brain, on the topic of free speech, uses research during and after the Trump presidential campaign, and classic Bandura research, to  show how it can change perceptions of what constitutes acceptable thoughts and opinions. It further...

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“Interesting” research

There is a focus on producing so-called interesting research. This essay: Organizational sciences’ obsession with “that’s interesting!” Consequences and an alternative  by Madan M. Pillutla and Stefan Thau They lay out an argument for why interesting findings and...

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Nvivo for litterature review

This post is a work in progress, as I try using Nvivo to get a systematic overview of my field of study; and where I store links and resources I have found useful. A complete post will follow when I have a conclusion (of whether to stop, or go on :)) It might be...

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Advice for novice (and not so novice) teachers

One of my all time favorite MOOCs was taught by Paul Bloom, on the topic of Moral Psychology. He has also written several books, such as "Against Empathy". Via Twitter today, he shared some advice for those who are about to start teaching; as they were shared through...

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What is a “Meta Analysis”

Meta analysis' are often considered the gold standard for studies; a single study is never conclusive due to potential errors in design or data, whereas when results from many studies are systematically analyzed, they can be. Here is a YouTube series that goes through...

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On doing better science – Leader by Antonakis

John Antonakis is the new editor of Leaderhip Quarterly, and in his first leader, he lays out what he sees as important going forward, and possible perils in the field of leadership research. Quote from the article: Because of the incentive structures that...

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Some may enjoy reading this..

..and spend a couple of minutes studying the graph. A graph showing what people think of when using unspecific terms like: "some", "a few", "many", as well as various types of probabilities. Rather interesting.. as well as a short discussion on what to do with...

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“Why people prefer unequal societies”

In thier article, Starmans, Sheskin and Bloom presents the compelling argument that most people are concerned about fairness when it comes to distribution of resources, and prefer unequal outcomes, as long as there is a merit or needs based reason for the inequality....

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