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October 24, 2014

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9:36 AM | The Oscar Pistorius Verdict and Theory of the Mind
On 19 August 2013 Oscar Pistorius was officially charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Paralympic champion admitted shooting her on Valentine's Day but denied murder, saying he believed she was an intruder. On 12 September 2014 the judge ruled out murder by dolus eventualis – that is, that Pistorius foresaw his actions in firing four shots into the door could have led to the death of the person behind it but went ahead and fired anyway:... Read more
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9:36 AM | The Oscar Pistorius Verdict and Theory of Mind
On 19 August 2013 Oscar Pistorius was officially charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Paralympic champion admitted shooting her on Valentine's Day but denied murder, saying he believed she was an intruder. On 12 September 2014 the judge ruled out murder by dolus eventualis – that is, that Pistorius foresaw his actions in firing four shots into the door could have led to the death of the person behind it but went ahead and fired anyway:... Read more
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7:16 AM | Oppiminen pelissä
[In Finnish, new book on games, playfulness and learning] Vastapaino on julkaissut mielenkiintoisen teoksen Oppiminen pelissä: pelit, pelillisyys ja leikillisyys opetuksessa (toim. Leena Krokfors, Marjaana Kangas & Kaisa Kopisto). Kirjoitin kirjaan seuraavat alkusanat: Oppimisen ja pelaamisen yhteys on toisaalta ikivanha … Continue reading →

October 23, 2014

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9:08 PM | No, Michael Jordan didn’t say that!
The names are changed, but the song remains the same. First verse. There’s an article by a journalist, The odds, continually updated, by F.D. Flam in the NY Times to which Andrew responded in blog form, No, I didn’t say that, by Andrew Gelman, on this blog. Second verse. There’s an article by a journalist, […] The post No, Michael Jordan didn’t say that! appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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8:11 PM | The Trouble with Rivers
To roughly quote Douglas Adams, “The story so far: In the beginning the United States was created and its accompanying Constitution did not provide any kind of framework for local […]
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1:30 PM | How to Write an APA Style Research Paper Introduction [INFOGRAPHIC]
Writing APA-style papers is a tricky business. So to complement my discussion of writing publishable scientific articles, I’ve created an infographic showing some of the major ideas you should consider when writing the introduction to an APA-style research paper. This approach will work well in most social scientific fields, especially Psychology. If you’re writing a […]The post How to Write an APA Style Research Paper Introduction [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on […]
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1:07 PM | Some questions from our Ph.D. statistics qualifying exam
In the in-class applied statistics qualifying exam, students had 4 hours to do 6 problems. Here were the 3 problems I submitted: In the helicopter activity, pairs of students design paper ”helicopters” and compete to create the copter that takes longest to reach the ground when dropped from a fixed height. The two parameters of the […] The post Some questions from our Ph.D. statistics qualifying exam appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social […]
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12:49 PM | Newsblast Volume 4 Issue 10
#NetworkScience In the current issue of the Network Science Center Newsblast Lynndee Kemmet discusses the Civil Information Sharing (CIS) Project and its research looking at the connection between food insecurity and political instability.  To learn more read the article in this … Continue reading →
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8:57 AM | African ideophones and their contribution to linguistics — workshop at WOCAL8 in Kyoto, Aug 2015
Organisers Dr. Mark Dingemanse (Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen) Prof. Sharon Rose (University of California, San Diego) Description Africa’s linguistic diversity has impacted the study of language in many ways. The articulatory phonetics of the Khoi and San languages prompted methodological innovations in … Continue reading →
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