Teaching critical thinking | PNAS edit / delete

"In our study, students in the experiment condition were explicitly instructed to (and received grades to) quantitatively compare multiple collected datasets or a collected dataset and a model and to decide how to act on the comparisons." This would be an interesting way to teach performance measurement in CMP201...

to cmp201 critical-thinking science statistics teaching ... on 04 November 2018

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (Bill Spindler's Antarctica) edit / delete

Everything you could possibly want to know about the construction and maintenance of the South Pole research station since the 1950s. Some highly entertaining photos and stories here.

to antarctica cold engineering research science south-pole ... on 06 January 2018

a memory less ephemeral: How many times should you run your simulation? edit / delete

Another useful bit of statistical advice for students from Susan's blog.

to honours measurement science statistics ... on 19 March 2016

Alcoholics Anonymous: Much More Than You Wanted To Know | Slate Star Codex edit / delete

"The studies surrounding Alcoholics Anonymous are some of the most convoluted, hilariously screwed-up research I have ever seen. They go wrong in ways I didn’t even realize research could go wrong before." Worth reading for this bit alone, but there is a serious (and pretty interesting) point here.

to academia experimental-design research science ... on 23 March 2015

Welcome — Statistics Done Wrong edit / delete

"A woefully incomplete guide." But what it does talk about is good advice.

to ag0803 science statistics ... on 13 March 2015

Software Carpentry edit / delete

Programming for scientists. Their Python tutorials are interesting, although (for my purposes) I prefer the older, more general ones.

to programming python science teaching ... on 05 March 2015

Dr James B. Calvert edit / delete

A site about... everything. I think I got here via the comprehensive section on railway signalling, then got sucked into the tutorial on ancient Greek and the history of the telegraph.

to greek history latin linguistics maths physics railways science telegraph ... on 18 January 2015

Why a Bunch of Science Writers Are Writing About a Fictional Planet › Communication Breakdown edit / delete

A collection of science writers explore the flora, fauna and climate of Tatooine. Excellent stuff.

to amusements science sf star-wars ... on 24 July 2014

Wheel running in the wild edit / delete

Apparently if you put a hamster wheel outside, a significant number of wild mice will happily use it. As will slugs. And the occasional frog. With photos.

to amusements animal behaviour mice science ... on 24 May 2014

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