Blog Archives



2014
October
16Journey: "Arguing for a Negligible Effect"
9"Statistically Insignificant" or "Non-Statistically Significant"
2Some Initial Observations on Replications as Class Projects
September
25The Temporal-Topical Space
18The Front-End of Methods Training
11Advice for Teaching Undergraduate Methods
4Is OLS BLUE or JUNK?
August
28What I'm Up to at APSA
21Thoughts on Giving a Great Conference Presentation
21New Format for Blog Posts
June
4Another Benefit of Publicly Version-Controlled Research
March
31Publishing Replication Studies
February
20More on Product Terms and Interaction in Logistic Regression Models


2013
August
27Creating Marginal Effect Plots for Linear Regression Models in R
5compactr is now on CRAN
July
23Arguing for Negligible Effects
11Testing for Interaction in Logit Models
8More on What Can Be Learned from Statistical Significance
February
14Preemptive Review Comments
12The Problem with Testing for Heteroskedasticity in Probit Models
7New WordPress Theme
5Is Significance Significant?
January
21Learning New Methods: Just-in-Time or Just-in-Case
16The Prevalence of Hypotheses of "No Effect"
14My Best Advice for Future Ph.D. Students
11Improving Conference Presentations
9Improving Conference Panels
7Software Signals
2Packages v. Libraries in R


2012
December
31Top Posts of 2012
28How to Add an Extra Vertical Axis to R Plots
27How to Create a System of Shorter URLs
24The Fundamental Theorem of Gift Wrapping
24Labeling the Vertical Axis in R Plots
21How Much Text on Presentation Slides?
19Presentation Tips from Garr Reynolds
18Too Much Content
17Controlling Axes of R Plots
17Cleaning Up My Presentation Act
5Another Example of Causal Creep
September
26Exporting R Graphs
4Precision in Writing
August
10Howard Becker on "Classy" Writing
7To those opposed to imputing missing outcomes.
6Coefficient Plots in Stata
3What should a linear models class cover?
July
31Substantively Meaningful Effects
30Two Chrome Plug-ins I Love
27Methodologists' Audience
24No Excuse for Presenting Odds-Ratios
23Two Free Sets of Methods Lectures
18Explanation or Prediction? An Amazing Quote from Phil Schrodt
17Clarity about the Counterfactual when Discussing "Campaign Effects"
16Best Books for Social Scientists on Bayesian Analysis
13Higgs-Boson and p-values: A Response to Wasserman
10John Myles White Discusses the NHST
9Moving from Statistical Graphics to Infographics and then Back: Two Theorems
7Innumeracy and the Evidence for Higgs Boson
6Why I Don't Like Coefficient Plots
3An Improvement to Coefficient Plots
2Even More on Concluding "No Effect" From Insignificant Slopes
June
30Coefficient Plots in R
29I Wonder Where I Fall?
29Confusion over "Wrong Place, Wrong Time"
28Graphs: Paper or Computer Screen?
27More on Concluding "No Effect"
16Why You Shouldn't Conclude "No Effect" from Statistically Insignificant Slopes
January
8Number of Results Outside the Margin of Error has a Margin of Error Too.


2011
October
12Multiply Imputing an Outcome Variable
September
26Using Inkscape to Post-edit Labels in R Graphs
26Academic Blogs as Open Ideas
24Chartjunk and Clear Comparisons of Data
20Weird Circle Charts and Nice Dot Plots
20Graphs, Color Gradients, and Negative Advertising
16Reproducibility in Observational Studies
15Colors, Legends, and Labeling
14A Structure to Encourage Reproducibility
12More on Centering in Interactive Models
9Rick Perry and the Death Penalty: A Graph
7When Are Hierarchical Models Useful?
6Variance, Covariance, and Interaction Terms
1This year's college freshmen have never lived in a world without the Internet
August
23Hierarchical Models of TSCS Data
22R Code for Bow Tie Plots
17Displaying Experimental Results Well: Bow Tie Plots
16The Participatory Benefits of Disproportional Electoral Rules
June
10Unemployment, Presidential Elections, and Small Data Sets: 38 Plots for 16 Data Points