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The Poetic Works of Idle Hands (2022)

Over March Break (2022), in a small corner of Twitter, statistical concepts, philosophies of data collection, and poor attempts at mathematical humor were shared.  Following is a compilation of the verses that were drafted….which ultimately drifted, as statistical conversations ought, … Continue reading

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The 9 Lives of a Photo (Pictures are Data)

With the availability of mobile devices in the classroom, photos are increasingly being used by educator teams to document learning. The blessing and the curse quickly becomes apparent as hundreds of pictures accumulate and clog albums and directories. The “perfect … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Reproducible Research in R: What you need and Where to get it

You have been persuaded that engaging in Reproducible Research is worth your time and effort and now you want to get started. This post is a quick overview of the steps you need to take to install LaTeX and make … Continue reading

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#AERA15 and Ontario School Board Research

The American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2015 Annual Meeting will be starting this Thursday, April 16th with more than 14,000 people participating in over 2,600 sessions. This year AERA is being held in Chicago Illinois with the theme Toward Justice: … Continue reading

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6 Forms of Bias That Weaken Your Research

Dr. John Ioannidis’ 2005 article “Why Most Published Research Findings are False” is a provocative reflection on how vulnerable research can be to bias. With citation in over 1,400 papers over the last 9 years (http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0020124 ) Ioannidis has inspired and … Continue reading

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