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Textbook: Writing for Statistics and Data Science

If you are looking for my textbook Writing for Statistics and Data Science here it is for free in the Open Educational Resource Commons. Wri...

Friday 28 September 2018

Open Reviews 3 - Open Journal of Statistics 2015

 This was the third paper I reviewed for the predatory publisher Scientific Research Publishing's Open Journal of Statistics.

The manuscript was a simulation study of a new computational method. It was the first paper I had reviewed in three years, as I had been otherwise swamped in coursework. You can see that I still wasn't clear on the differences of the roles of copy-editor and reviewer by the extensive writing feedback I gave. By word count, the review was a third as long as the manuscript itself.

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Two career failure stories

This semester, I am teaching a course in career planning in statistics. No such course existed when I was an undergrad, so a lot of the planned course material was learned from experience. I opened the semester with some 'failure stories' of trying to start a career with a BSc in Math. Here are some of my failures:

Friday 21 September 2018

Open Reviews 2 - Open Journal of Statistics 2012

These were the first two papers I reviewed for  Scientific Research Publishing's Open Journal of Statistics, back in 2012. The first one is 'An Exceptional Generalization of the Poisson Distribution', and the second one was 'A Proposed Statistical Method to Explore Quality of Quantitative Data'.

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Open Reviews 1 - Two Meta-Psychology Papers

This is the first post of several in which I publish the peer reviews I have previously given to journals. 

There are a few reasons for doing this, but the main one is purely mercenary: I want to get more return for the effort I put into carefully reading and critiquing these articles.