Statistics

Free Article Collection in Honor of World Statistics Day
Research
October 19, 2015

Free Article Collection in Honor of World Statistics Day

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Exploring the Nexus of Big Data and Official Statistics
News
September 3, 2015

Exploring the Nexus of Big Data and Official Statistics

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Robert E. Evert on Empirics in Family Business Research
Business and Management INK
July 27, 2015

Robert E. Evert on Empirics in Family Business Research

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Democracy’s Statistician: Janet L. Norwood, 1923-2015
Announcements
April 7, 2015

Democracy’s Statistician: Janet L. Norwood, 1923-2015

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Campaigning for Social Science: Public Sociology and ‘Public Sociologists’

Campaigning for Social Science: Public Sociology and ‘Public Sociologists’

The arrival of a report calling for the British government to better support social science has raised questions about the role, responses and responsibilities of a ‘public sociology.’

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Former Deputy Takes Over Bureau of Economic Analysis

Former Deputy Takes Over Bureau of Economic Analysis

The former deputy director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis has been named to head the federal organization that produces the benchmark […]

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It Matters When Science is Misunderstood

It Matters When Science is Misunderstood

A much-shared screed against various types of science –including, predictably, most social science–has James Dyke scratching his head and quoting Wolfgang Pauli: ‘This isn’t right. This isn’t even wrong.’

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Statistics’ Crisis of Reproducibility

Statistics’ Crisis of Reproducibility

After Big Data, one of the most controversial topics in statistics workshop is the problem of reproducibility in scientific research.

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Big Data: No Free Lunch for Protecting Privacy

Big Data: No Free Lunch for Protecting Privacy

In the first of a series of excerpts from a just released report summarizing 2013’s International Year of Statistics’ London conference, we look at one of the down sides of Big Data.

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Return to Planet Quantophrenia

Return to Planet Quantophrenia

Robert Dingwall argues that numeracy and and a grasp of quantitative method of course have a place in the education of a social scientist, but they shouldn’t be the only skills in the graduate’s quiver. How about he ability to walk around, for one?

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Quantophrenia is Back in Town

Quantophrenia is Back in Town

Many social scientists find themselves members of a cult of quantification, argues Robert Dingwall, in love with numbers for their own sake even when those numbers produce no useful knowledge.

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My Textbook is Tracking Me: An Author’s Online Solution

My Textbook is Tracking Me: An Author’s Online Solution

The author of a new introduction to statistics textbook was bothered that even among students who but their required books they rarely crack them open. So he decided to give them an incentive.

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