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Reporting Uncertainty

In chapter 6, Silver discusses the reporting (or lack thereof) of uncertainty in prediction. He points out that failure to report uncertainty can have potentially catastrophic outcomes. For example, a weather service in North Dakota forecasted that after a snow-heavy … Continue reading

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P Values: What are they good for?

For this post, I am going to talk about one of our readings for this week. In a long-winded essay, Hurlbert and Lombardi (2009) assert their opinions on the role of P-values in null hypothesis significance testing (NHST). They rally … Continue reading

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R: Getting Past the Blinking Cursor

Hello everyone! I want to start by talking about my struggles when beginning to work in R. My first exposure to R (and programming in general) was in a Phylogenetic Methods course. I should note that I consider myself barely … Continue reading

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