What Should Statisticians Be Doing?

Does every department that uses quantitative data need a resident statistician?

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Mental Health and going AWOL

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.

 

Phd’s First Conference!

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.

Book Review: The Essential Guide to Effect Sizes

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!

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