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Tuesday, 28 June 2016 09:46

Inside the Mind of a Statistician

"My process is very similar to that of any other analyst, so what makes a statistician unique? Our training. Most of a statistician’s training in applied statistics revolves around model building and diagnostics. Some of the things that we care a lot about (trust me, there are a lot more!) are assumptions, bias and variance, model selection, and properly answering questions."

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 09:34

The Costs of Misclassifications

I started to think about the consequences of medical misdiagnoses. What happens if someone has an infection and is told they do not by their doctor? What if someone does not have an infection but is treated as if they do? Which mistake would be worse?

 

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 09:27

The Perfect Model for Every Scenario

Time Series? Spatial Models? Experimental data? Observational Study? Plunk it right in there.  It’s all the same.

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