Category Archives: Statistics

4 Tips for Statistical Consulting – Learn from my Mistakes

  I decided to perform my first independent statistical consulting project. What is statistical consulting? Statistical consulting is engaging with a client to provide statistical advice and/or services. This client found me through a recommendation from a professor. The client … Continue reading

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Solvitur Ambulando

An algebraist, a finitist, and a determinist walk into a statistics classroom. They are all the same person and worse: the teacher, so the joke is on the students. For reasons still partly obscure to me, my department has given … Continue reading

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Shedding light on AI’s black boxes

A recent special issue in Science highlights the increasingly important role that artificial intelligence (AI) plays in science and society. Providing a small but compelling sample of the types of challenges AI is equipped to tackle—from aiding chemical synthesis efforts … Continue reading

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False Positive vs. False Negative

A guest post by Long Nguyen: Not all results of medical tests are absolutely correct. Scientists can make mistakes when they conclude that something is true when it is actually false or that something is false when it is actually … Continue reading

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Nate Silver and the Stylish Statistics of Predicting Elections

Guest Author: Michael Dimock Nate Silver is a statistics guru whose claim to fame has come from correctly predicting 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 presidential election as well as all 35 senate races. He then showed that … Continue reading

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