Monthly Archives: November 2014

Pseudo-UH-OH

In a convenient follow up to Chris’ post “replication schmeplication,” and in preparation for our Hurlbert conversation next week, I thought I’d discuss a paper from 2012 that really got me thinking about climate change manipulation experiments. I have always … Continue reading

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Replication Schmeplication?

In 2010, James Prosser dropped a bomb on the microbial ecology community. He searched through hundreds of articles in the leading microbiological journals, such as Environmental Microbiology and FEMS Microbiology Ecology, on the lookout for papers where scientists were examining … Continue reading

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Bringing it from the real world

The notion of using prior models, or data, with Bayesian statistics, or looking at the best fit model for your data with AIC, seems so necessary for scientific relevance that it is a wonder that not everyone is using it.  … Continue reading

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Statistical Musings

With kudos to Tim and Lynn for tackling AIC, I am deferring Jarrett’s challenge to us to consider the philosophical aspects of AIC and p-values for now, but will share some recent musings that fall somewhere under the “philosophy of … Continue reading

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AIC Insecurity (Plus a Black Hole Simulation)

Following the AIC readings, I can’t but help feel the same level of insecurity regarding just how much our models can tell us about the world around us. Even though AIC allows to choose the best model from a set … Continue reading

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To the Tracks, Anyone?

Horse racing has been around for a long time. Archeological records have dated equestrian sports back to Ancient Greece, Babylon, Syria, and Egypt, with chariot racing becoming a main event in the Greek Olympics by 648BC. Horse racing since became … Continue reading

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“You’ll be lucky next time!” – Dad

I recently received a letter from my dad which included the 2 dollars Mega Millions ticket that he got here while he was visiting me, a dollar bill, and a note which told me to go cash the 1 dollar … Continue reading

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