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August 06, 2014

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1:15 PM | Scientific communication by press release
Hector Cordero-Guzman writes: I have a question for you about an ongoing congroversy\incident related to reporting of social science research. Please see article linked below if you have a chance. I think this incident exposes real problems in the way social science research is presented and how it reaches the public… http://www.latinorebels.com/2014/05/22/new-york-times-piece-on-hispanics-and-census-based-on-study-not-yet-finalized-or-public/ Essentially, we have […] The post […]
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11:00 AM | What will the future of education look like?
Scientific American’s August supplement takes a look at the changing landscape of education in the face of emerging technology, and asks the question, how do we increase interest and engagement in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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11:00 AM | What will the future of education look like?
Scientific American’s August supplement takes a look at the changing landscape of education in the face of emerging technology, and asks the question, how do we increase interest and engagement in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:41 AM | Analog Game Studies
Digital games are not everything there is in games, far from it. There is now a new journal, Analog Game Studies, for all of us interested in board games, table-top role-playing games, card games — I think that actually means … Continue reading →

August 05, 2014

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5:26 PM | Does death change our online networks?
A good friend of mine passed away in June. John had cancer. Before you offer condolences, you should know he did not want to be mourned. It’s been a hard request to follow, but he felt he had... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:26 PM | Does death change our online networks?
A good friend of mine passed away in June. John had cancer. Before you offer condolences, you should know he did not want to be mourned. It’s been a hard request to follow, but he felt he had... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:28 PM | When doing scientific replication or criticism, collaboration with the original authors is fine but I don’t think it should be a requirement or even an expectation
Dominik Papies points me to this article, “Matched-Names Analysis Reveals No Evidence of Name-Meaning Effects,” by psychologist and data detective Uri Simonsohn, in collaboration with Raphael Silberzahn and Eric Luis Uhlmann, the two authors of an earlier study that this new report is refuting. Papies writes: This seems to me an interesting case where a […] The post When doing scientific replication or criticism, collaboration with the original authors is fine but I […]

August 04, 2014

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3:26 PM | Correlation does not even imply correlation
The above title is my response to a discussion that began with this email sent to be by Steve Roth: Noah Smith had a great tweet recently, a real keeper for me [Roth]. Causation is correlated with correlation. I would reword it: Correlation correlates with causation. (Just not very much.) And I wonder if the […] The post Correlation does not even imply correlation appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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1:00 PM | On deck this week
Mon: Correlation does not even imply correlation Tues: When doing scientific replication or criticism, collaboration with the original authors is fine but I don’t think it should be a requirement or even an expectation Wed: Scientific communication by press release Thurs: Nate Silver’s website Fri: Estimated effect of early childhood intervention downgraded from 42% to […] The post On deck this week appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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5:05 AM | Kaakinen studies the invisible people of Europe
One of the postdoctoral researchers who have received a three-year funding from the Research Council for Culture and Society of the Academy of Finland is Inka Kaakinen, PhD, who will...

August 03, 2014

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8:15 AM | I Love You To Bits: Female Sex Cannibalism and Male Counter-Adaptation in the Redback Spider
The redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti) is a nocturnal venomous spider found in Australia which displays sexual cannibalism during mating. Female Sex Cannibalism and Post-Copulatory Paternity Choices For the female, killing the male is not such a big deal because she can easily raise the offspring on her own and is able to store the sperm in her reproductive tract called spermathecae for as long as two years to fertilize its eggs later. Females mate with multiple males and research has... […]
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