Demystifying Stats for non-statisticians: P-Values

Posted by Ben We. on 6/30/20 10:09 AM

If you’ve ever taken a statistics course, you’ve experienced the strange, slightly opaque world of statistical jargon, where colloquial language has highly specific meanings that are easily abused. One of the most famous, most abused statistical terms is the “p-value.” In almost every field of science there’s an ongoing discussion over P-values, and whether the common P-Value Threshold of 0.05 is even reasonable or not. So, what is a P-value, and why is 0.05 such a contentious number?

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Introductory Statistics: Are my data normal?

Posted by Kristen B. on 6/3/20 11:00 AM

Statistics is fun, I promise! But before we can start having all the fun, it is important to describe the distribution of our data. We will need to handle problems differently depending on the distribution.

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Statistical Mediation & Moderation in Psychological Research

Posted by Olivia F. on 4/13/20 11:00 AM

One of the most commonly identified challenges in statistics for psychology is differentiating between mediation and moderation. Fully understanding these concepts can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way! All concepts that seem tricky can be broken down into simple, comprehendible steps.

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Why Understanding Statistics Matters More Than Ever

Posted by Arian on 11/19/18 1:15 PM

We see numbers all around us. Whether it’s on TV, online, or in the newspaper, our society has been flooded with random numbers and math-facts trying to prove a narrative. On any given TV channel, the commentators throw facts that try and catch your attention. “In games where Tom Brady has thrown 4 or more Touchdowns, the patriots have a worse winning percentage than when he throws less than 4!”. Or in the polls - “Donald Trump has been given a less than 20% chance of winning the election, it’s over!”.

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Data Science and Intuitive Mathematics

Posted by Isaac Solomon on 5/13/16 9:30 AM

Sitting at the cross-roads of mathematics, statistics, and computer science, the emerging field of data science (ranked by many as the top career in the US) seems daunting to those still developing strong technical skills. At the same time, a host of dynamic and highly-efficient libraries give coders the power to treat complex areas like machine learning as a black box.

There is, however, middle ground: an intuitive understanding of mathematics that makes

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Microsoft Excel – The Route to Success, One Spreadsheet at a Time

Posted by PD on 4/4/16 9:30 AM

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Statistics Tutor: The 4 Keys to Conquering Statistics

Posted by Debra Goldman on 11/17/14 9:30 AM

This can be you!
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