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Simulating the Spread of Disease in a Population of Chimpanzees

There’s a terrible disease that could threaten an entire colony of chimpanzees.  The disease is highly contagious and very deadly.  Fortunately, a new vaccine is available.  But the vaccine is expensive, and it is difficult to administer to the chimpanzees. … Continue reading

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I Stand Corrected… Or Do I?

Just yesterday I received an email from Dr. Douglas Furton, a Physics Professor at Grand Valley State University.  Dr. Furton had read my blog post about One-Handed Solitaire in which I used simulations to find the probability of winning such a game.  Finding himself … Continue reading

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More about that please…

I was reading this article in the New York Times about the same sex marriage case in Michigan.  Nothing particularly remarkable was said until I got to this one-sentence paragraph: At times, the eight days of testimony resembled a droning … Continue reading

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Getting an edge on “battleship”

If you have youngsters in your life, you may have had the experience of playing different games of skill and chance with them.  And though you may be taller, have many more years of experience to draw from, and are … Continue reading

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Bald Associates

A recent meta-analysis in BMJ on the association between baldness and coronary heart disease has gotten a lot of press (see NYT and Boston Globe).  Looking at the comments section for these articles you can see that some readers are jokingly conflating this … Continue reading

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Graduate Student Statistics Teaching Inventory

Andrew Gelman’s blog links to this survey of graduate students’ experiences TA’ing or teaching statistics courses. If you fit the bill, consider filling it out. It only took me about 5 minutes and will add to research on statistics education. … Continue reading

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Capital Bikeshare Data Release

The Simply Statistics Blog‘s “Sunday Statistics Roundups” are always an interesting read.  These posts tend to bring together links about statistics in the news, contests, conferences, and also data sets.  This week’s roundup had a link to a really interesting data … Continue reading

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JSM

  I am excited about attending the Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal for several reasons, but I am even more excited now.  Nate Silver of election predicting fame will be giving the President’s Invited Address.  

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2013

Happy International Year of Statistics!  I am going to celebrate by analyzing social network data in my favorite cafe.

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Teaching Statistics with Social Justice

I am in the process of developing an introduction to Probability and Statistics course for incoming undergraduates that will take place this August. I have begun looking for real world data (i.e. messy data sets) that will be relevant to … Continue reading

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First Blog Post

I have decided to start this website as a space to bring together my different interests, mainly focusing on Biostatistics.  I hope to use this website to record my ideas on journal articles that I have read, share cool statistics … Continue reading

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