Does every department that uses quantitative data need a resident statistician?
I have depression and anxiety. Like most people with mental health issues, sometimes doing anything but the basics is beyond us (sometimes the basics are beyond us). Recently I have been really struggling with almost constant fatigue and consequently my blog has been neglected.
I am planning to get back to posting about MathsPsych and other stuff but I’m not planning on doing anything before October. So consider this a brief hiatus.
Below is quick review of Warwick Conferences / University. Keep in mind that this is a first impressions from a four-day trip to a conference which simply hired the Warwick conference space. So if you’re interested in Warwick University, I would always recommend going on an open day.
So I got back from MathPsych 2017 on Tuesday and I will be writing a number of posts about my experience in the near future. A summary of my planned posts is given after the jump.
This Satuday, I will be attending my first conference: MathPsych 2017, hosted by the Society for Mathematical Psychology. The field of mathematical psychology is concerned with mathematically modelling processes in the brain. There is some overlap with statistics, hence why I’m going!
This will be a networking event for me as I’m not presenting anything. Follow-up posts about my experience will be going up next week.
Before moving into psychology, I had never encountered the term “effect size”, which is a standardized unitless way to report the effect of an intervention or treatment. This means that you can say “woah, that’s a big effect” and everyone knows what you mean whether or not they know the ins and outs of your particular research area. Being totally ignorant of this sort of thing I did what I always do: bought a book!
To kick off explaining my general research area I’m going to explain my data-type of interest: Likert-type item data.