Friday, 25 May 2018

Analyzing Jeopardy in R - Part 2

My previous Jeopardy analyzer was built using a base of about 30 daily Coryat scores. This one has more than 1600 scores that were either recorded directly, e-mailed to me, or scraped from the forum at jboard.tv . Here we look at the consistency of tournament effects for different at-home players, and some long-term trends.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Reading Assignment - Grant Applications

The purpose of this reading assignment is to give you a sense of the sort of things that someone consulting a statistician will want to know.

Read Chapter 22 – Writing the Data Analysis Plan, by A.T. Panter, of the book How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application – A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists, Eds.
Pequegnat et al., 2nd ed., and answer the questions that appear after the preliminary notes.
 

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

I read this: Chess Variants and Games for Intellectual Development and Amusement


Chess Variants and Games for Intellectual Development and Amusement by AV Murali is not a book about Chess. If it's about anything it's about geometry, puzzles, and education. It’s like Hoyle’s Book of Games but instead of well-established games, it has speculative and creative modifications to chess.