https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/30/the-turtles-stop-here-why-we-meta-science-a-meta-meta-science-manifesto/All those postscripts in the previous post . . . this sort of explanation of why I’m writing about the scientific process, it comes up
“The good news about this episode is that it’s kinda shut up those people who were criticizing that Stanford antibody study because it was an un-peer-reviewed preprint. . . .” and a P.P.P.S. with Paul Alper’s line about the dead horse
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/30/the-good-news-about-this-episode-is-that-its-kinda-shut-up-those-people-who-were-criticizing-that-stanford-antibody-study-because-it-was-an-un-peer-reviewed-preprint/People keep emailing me about this recently published paper, but I already said I’m not going to write about it. So I’ll mask the details.
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/29/in-bayesian-priors-why-do-we-use-soft-rather-than-hard-constraints/Luiz Max Carvalho has a question about the prior distributions for hyperparameters in our paper, Bayesian analysis of tests with unknown specificity and sensitivity: My
http://freerangestats.info/blog/2020/05/30/implausible-health-data-firmSurgisphere, a tiny startup that claims to be providing large real world data for scientific health studies, is probably fabricating data at scale.
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/29/the-moral-economy-of-science/In our discussion of Lorraine Daston’s “How Probabilities Came to Be Objective and Subjective,” commenter John Richters points to Daston’s 1995 article, “The Moral Economy
An open letter expressing concerns regarding the statistical analysis and data integrity of a recently published and publicized paper
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/28/an-open-letter-expressing-concerns-regarding-the-statistical-analysis-and-data-integrity-of-a-recently-published-and-publicized-paper/James Watson prepared this open letter to **, **, **, and **, authors of ** and to ** (editor of **). The letter has approximately
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/28/blast-from-the-past/Lizzie told me about this paper, “Bidirectionality, Mediation, and Moderation of Metaphorical Effects: The Embodiment of Social Suspicion and Fishy Smells,” which reports: As expected
https://ropensci.org/technotes/2020/05/28/rsvg2/This week we released a major new version of the rsvg package on CRAN. This package provides R bindings to librsvg2 which is a powerful
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/27/this-is-not-a-post-about-remdesivir/Someone pointed me to this post by a doctor named Daniel Hopkins on a site called KevinMD.com, expressing skepticism about a new study of remdesivir.
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/27/age-period-cohort-analysis/Chris Winship and Ethan Fosse write: Since its beginnings nearly a century ago, Age-Period-Cohort analysis has been stymied by the lack of identification of parameter
https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2020/05/26/last-post-on-hydroxychloroquine-perhaps/James “not this guy” Watson writes: The Lancet study has already been consequential, for example, the WHO have decided to remove the hydroxychloroquine arm from
https://blog.rstudio.com/2020/05/27/rstudio-1-3-release/ Today we’re excited to announce the general release of RStudio 1.3. This release features many major improvements to the IDE, including: Dramatically improved accessibility