Stats 101: Where to stat?

See what I did there? If you're anything like me, you're finding your way backwards into stats after spending a lifetime thinking that all there was to the field was mean, median, mode, sometimes cumulative frequency, and those are things you left behind in high school. Newsflash: not only is stats underlying every quantitative prediction... Continue Reading →

Guide to planning and analyzing experiments

I discovered this amazing tutorial on planning and analyzing experiments by Eytan Bakshy and Sean Taylor of Facebook research, and I'm so glad I found it while I was still designing my first experiment. This is an amazing, comprehensive resource that takes you from starting to think about experiment design, all the way to what... Continue Reading →

Writing a peer review

Update: I got an ICWSM Reviewer Award this year -- Thanks ICWSM!I'm using this post as a running list of checkpoints for reviewers of computational social science and computer science conferences. But everything can be generalized to whichever field you belong to. Here's a short and sweet list of points to write your next peer... Continue Reading →

Guide to designing online surveys

Note that most research agencies may provide a nationally representative, probability-based, online panel for the US alone. Online panels in other countries are almost entirely opt-in (nonprobability) panels and aren’t designed for following the same respondents longitudinally.  Furthermore, it is recommended to design a longitudinal study which has a fresh sample in each wave, or at... Continue Reading →

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