Private academic publishers often argue that they need to levy subscription fees (and sometimes submission fees) to fund the running of the journal. But as this blog post details, running an open access journal might be a lot cheaper than what private publishers would have you think. Even [...]
I have recently discovered the Churnalism initiative, that lets you discover “if the news story you’re reading is a product of real journalism or just a spin off of another story posted elsewhere?”. Click here for the British version and here for the
I finally let an unearthly sigh of relief as the results of the US presidential elections were announced, plastered, shouted, tweeted, facebooked, broadcast, podcast, all over the world. And the reason I sighed is not because of the winner (although Obama did appear more in touch with reality, facts, stats, etc.). The reason was that elections [...]
The answer could well be yes if one follows this article by researchers Andrew J. Healy, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, aptly entitled “Irrelevant events affect voters’ evaluations of government performance“.
To precisely test for the effects of irrelevant information, we explore the electoral impact of [...]
US Senator Todd Akin declared on TV that:
If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
What he meant was that when a woman gets raped, her body triggers a biological reaction that would decrease the likelihood of her getting pregnant. (He was discussing whether [...]
- When #Stata tests existence of a file with ‘capture confirm file’, it returns _rc variable equal to ZERO if file exists. o.O #statafail 16 days ago
- So… #Stata considers missing values to be greater than any number. Apparently changing that woud be “confusing” for users. 16 days ago
- Not sure why @Stata 12, released in 2011, restricts variable names to 32 characters and variable labels to 80. 17 days ago