Phil Dawid is a brilliant mathematical statistician who introduced (in 1984) the theory of prequential probability1 to describe a new-ish … Continue Reading Comments On Dawid’s Prequential Probability
I’ll save you hunting through the text. It’s a real thing. If you want to know why, read on. If … Continue Reading The Hot Hand: Statistical Fluke Or Genuine Article?
Now we can’t say that the best of the best and the brightest of the brightest blog readers stop by here on a regular basis, because that would be immodest of us. We can’t say it. But we can sure … Continue Reading Merry Christmas And Thanks For Another Year
Summer and time for doing plenty of nothing. Like playing a rousing game of 10,000, sometimes called Farkle, Dix Mille, or “Didn’t we just play that yesterday?” There are many variants to 10,000 as there are economists’ opinions on the … Continue Reading Two New Dice Games: Animosity & Disdain
Regular readers will know my opinion on fMRI research. Nothing but newfangled electronic phrenologic theory-discovering machines. Well, I take it … Continue Reading fMRI Discovers Freud, Distribution Plushies Lurking In Brain
Update 4 Too late. 10 October 2013. Update 4 Moved this to top because the bill allowing non-doctors to perform abortions is on Gov. Brown’s desk. He’ll likely sign, but those who care about “women’s health” should be careful what … Continue Reading Abortion Safety: Doctors V. Nurses & Physician Assistants & Midwives—Part II
Submitted for your approval, yet another paper. On Probability Leakage, posted at Arxiv. Once you, my beloved readers, have had a go with it, I’ll incorporate your comments in an updated version and send it to a peer-reviewed journal, because … Continue Reading On Probability Leakage
Watch out Sam Harris, Gordon Hodson and Michael A. Busseri of Brock University are giving you competition for the worst use of statistics in an original paper. Their “Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes: Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through … Continue Reading Low IQ & Liberal Beliefs Linked To Poor Research?