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January 23, 2015

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2:02 PM | What’s the point of the margin of error?
So . . . the scheduled debate on using margin of error with non-probability panels never happened. We got it started but there was some problem with the webinar software and nobody put the participants could hear anything. The 5 minutes of conversation we did have was pretty good, though. I was impressed. The webinar […] The post What’s the point of the margin of error? appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

January 22, 2015

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3:14 AM | Debate on using margin of error with non-probability panels
Tomorrow (Thurs 22 Jan) at 2pm, I’m participating (along with Jane Tang, John Bremer, Nancy Brigham, and Steve Mossup) on an online discussion, moderated by Annie Pettit, on the above topic. Here’s the description: Most marketing researchers know that using Margin of Error with convenience samples, non-probability samples, and online research panels is inappropriate. However, […] The post Debate on using margin of error with non-probability panels appeared first on […]

January 09, 2015

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2:52 PM | Planning my class for this semester: Thinking aloud about how to move toward active learning?
I’m teaching two classes this semester: - Design and Analysis of Sample Surveys (in the political science department, but the course has lots of statistics content); - Statistical Communication and Graphics (in the statistics department, but last time I taught it, many of the students were from other fields). I’ve taught both classes before. I […] The post Planning my class for this semester: Thinking aloud about how to move toward active learning? appeared first on […]

January 01, 2015

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12:26 AM | A New Year puzzle from Macartan Humphreys
Macartan writes: There is a lot of worry about publication and analysis bias in social science research. It seems results are much more likely to be published if they are statistically significant than if not which can lead to very misleading inferences. There is some hope that this problem can be partly addressed through analytic […] The post A New Year puzzle from Macartan Humphreys appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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