How to edit Wikipedia

I was helping a friend of mine figure out how Wikipedia works, and I made this self-learning tutorial. It compares stuff you can do with the source editing and the visual editing mode, and when you'd want to prefer the former over the latter (usually when you want to reuse one of the popular templates,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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