Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University.
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This post is by Phil. A little over three years ago I wrote a post about exercise and weight loss in which I described losing a fair amount of weight due to (I believe) an exercise regime, with no effort to change my diet; this contradicted the prediction of studies that had recently been released. [...]The post There are no fat sprinters appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
Postdoctoral position in statistical modeling of social networks A full-time postdoctoral position is available beginning Fall 2014 in the research group of Tian Zheng and Andrew Gelman working on statistical analysis and modeling of social network data, in close cooperation with our experimental collaborators. Four key papers of this project so far are: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/overdisp_final.pdf […]
Matt Selove writes: My question is about Bayesian analysis of the linear regression model. It seems to me that in some cases this approach throws out useful information. As an example, imagine you have two basketball players randomly drawn from the pool of NBA players (which provides the prior). You’d like to estimate how many [...]The post Weak identification provides partial information appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
David Shor sends along a job announcement for Civis Analytics, which he describes as “basically Obama’s Analytics team reconstituted as a company”: Data Scientist Position Overview Data Scientists are responsible for providing the fundamental data science that powers our work – including predictive analytics, data mining, experimental design and ad-hoc statistical analysis. As a Data [...]The post Job opening at new “big data” consulting firm! appeared first […]
The other day, a friend told me that when he saw me blogging on Noam Chomsky, he was surprised not to see any mention of disgraced primatologist Marc Hauser. I was like, whaaaaaa? I had no idea these two had any connection. In fact, though, they wrote papers together. This made me wonder what Chomsky [...]The post Evilicious: Why We Evolved a Taste for Being Bad appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.
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