Psychology has long stank of fake results that don't replicate. But it's not hard to sniff out the bad science with a few simple rules, and that gives reason to hope that the field will improve.
Things I learned from a game theory party: why prisoner's dilemmas are not what they seem, why being smart is often worse than being the dumbest, and the virtues of trolls.
Monty Hall isn't just a curious probability puzzle. It's a widely applicable demonstration of Bayesian thinking and rationality.
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Have you heard of the study that shows weak men are more socialist? It actually shows the opposite! That's the magic of bad statistics.
Using data analysis to decide what this post should be like (long and nerdy) and when to use p-values (never).
I calculate high-index roots in my head while waiting for a poke bowl.
Protect yourself from p-hacking with precision, whether you're doing drugs or gambling.
A quick estimate of experimental power can discern good science from bullshit. Too bad that some scientists forget to do it themselves.
Is dating a game? It is if I can apply some game theory to figure it out.
Some housekeeping notes and figuring out what the jackpot has to be for a positive-value lottery.
This is part 2 of a series about the statistics of global soccer performance, part 1 is here. A Picture with a Thousand Words on It The point of this week's post was to get to this chart, showing how good each country is at soccer independent of population and region of the world: You are … Continue reading Footballinear Socceregression