Home | St Kilda Soay Sheep Project edit / delete

"The Soay Sheep Project has been running in its current form since 1985, with continuous collection of information about individuals including genetic parentage, morphological data and life-histories. This has enabled ground-breaking research into topics including population dynamics, evolution and genetics, ageing and parasite infection in a natural setting." It turns out Soay sheep are very cute and have terrifying population dynamics.

to biology research scotland sheep st-kilda statistics ... on 18 January 2019

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

Handy statistical lexicon - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science edit / delete

"These are all important methods and concepts related to statistics that are not as well known as they should be. I hope that by giving them names, we will make the ideas more accessible to people:" (Someone must have written a "statistics patterns" book already!)

to statistics ... on 05 May 2018

Mark Fickett | Art Stuff | Dice Roller edit / delete

"An automatic system for rolling a polyhedral die and taking photos of the rolls; extracting the image of just the die from those images; clustering the images of the die by which face is shown; and analyzing the results."

to dice games random rpg statistics vision ... on 19 September 2016

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

Monopoly Simulations — koaning.io edit / delete

Finding the (fairly small) biases in Monopoly through simulation.

to board-games games monopoly statistics ... on 31 December 2015

aRrgh: a newcomer's (angry) guide to R edit / delete

"R is a shockingly dreadful language for an exceptionally useful data analysis environment. The more you learn about the R language, the worse it will feel. The development environment suffers from literally decades of accretion of stupid hacks from a community containing, to a first-order approximation, zero software engineers."

to amusements language-design r statistics ... on 06 October 2015

ElectionForecast.co.uk edit / delete

Predicting the results of the general election using R. With pretty pictures.

to election modelling politics prediction statistics uk ... on 28 March 2015

Togaware: Hands-On Data Science with R edit / delete

A course on data mining and related techniques using R.

to data data-mining r statistics ... on 13 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

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