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Agree, my experience is when considering in the domain of the majority of the data, glm's vs. OLS give pretty similar conditional predicted means. Where they diverge is in the tails, which you shouldn't put too much stock in anyway.
A few days ago, I was asked if we should spend a lot of time to choose the distribution we use, in GLMs, for (actuarial) ratemaking. On that topic, I usually claim that the family is not the most important parameter in the regression model. Consider the following dataset ...
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Consider these paraphrased famous findings: “Because his name resembles ‘dentist,’ Dennis became one” (JPSP, .pdf) “Because the applicant was black (named Jamal instead of Greg) he was not intervie...
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Unit charts are not common in visualization, and they are often considered a bad idea. The same is true for using shapes other than rectangles. Neither is based on much actual research, however.
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The economics behind how a disease that should be all but eliminated by now claims tens of thousands of lives a year.
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I have a new pre-print posted, The Effect of 311 Calls for Service on Crime in D.C. At Micro Places, at SSRN. Here is the abstract: Broken windows theory has been both confirmed and refuted with se...
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Just came across some good open source journals, Connectionss and Journal of Social Structure - both part of the INSNA. Unfortunately neither have an email alert system nor RSS feed for new articles.
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Nice analysis, but when I say "peer review is often a crapshoot" this is not what I mean. I agree the the editor of the journal is often reasonable, and often takes the advice of the reviewers - nothing controversial there. 

What I mean by "peer review is often a crapshoot" is that the reliability of the reviews is very low - accept/reject is somewhat the luck of the draw. There findings support this, in that the inter-rater reliability for papers by English speakers are super low. 
How do reviewer recommendations influence editor decisions? And are Chinese authors treated fairly?
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Investigating some offender footprints. What appears to happen a bit is a cluster of main events and then some outliers. What I am going to try next is to create the minimum spanning tree for each set of points, and then cut it where the links are too long.

People who are really prolific will look like one big connected cluster (second to bottom left) but I think many people less prolific will have 1 or 2 main clusters and then outliers.
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The Land Of Maps - Berlin around 1688 [640x437] CLICK HERE FOR MORE...
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Berlin around 1688 [640x437] CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS! thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

New paper: The Effect of 311 Calls for Service on Crime in D.C. At Micro...
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I have a new pre-print posted, The Effect of 311 Calls for Service on Crime in D.C. At Micro Places, at SSRN. Here is the abstract: Broken w

Boston is 46 Percent Water | Bostonography
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Maps, graphics, and geography of Greater Boston, Massachusetts

I Fought the (distribution) Law (and the Law did not win) | Freakonometrics
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A few days ago, I was asked if we should spend a lot of time to choose the distribution we use, in GLMs, for (actuarial) ratemaking. On that

Passing arguments to SPSSINC TRANS
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So I actually bothered to read the help the other day for SPSSINC TRANS, which being generic allows you to use Python functions similar to h

[36] How to Study Discrimination (or Anything) With Names; If You Must
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Consider these paraphrased famous findings: “Because his name resembles ‘dentist,’ Dennis became one” (JPSP, .pdf) “Because the applicant wa

JoSS: Journal of Social Structure
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The Online Journal of Social Sciences

Paper: ISOTYPE Visualization – Working Memory, Performance, and Engageme...
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Unit charts are not common in visualization, and they are often considered a bad idea. The same is true for using shapes other than rectangl

Is peer review just a crapshoot?
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How do reviewer recommendations influence editor decisions? And are Chinese authors treated fairly?

Why Do People Still Die of Rabies?
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The economics behind how a disease that should be all but eliminated by now claims tens of thousands of lives a year.

Brett Keller – global health & development » Merci, FIFA
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This is a French-language FIFA billboard about Ebola: It has 11 anti-Ebola messages from famous footballers, which happen to be printed smal

HIV outbreak in rural Indiana has topped 100 cases
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The HIV outbreak in rural southeastern Indiana has now topped more than 100 cases, reports WNDU 16 in South Bend. "The state's Joint Informa

Misrepresentation in tsunami warning signage: iconic denial - Online Fir...
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[B]lue and white signs depict … a series of waves and a stick figure running uphill that alert residents and visitors to the fact that they

Extracting items from SPSS tables using Python
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Sometimes there are calculations provided for in SPSS tables that are necessary to use for other calculations. A frequent one is to grab cer

Public Disclosure of Medicare Payments to Individual Physicians: The Fir...
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April 9, 2015 marks the one-year anniversary of the public disclosure of Medicare payments to individual physicians. Information about payme

Graph makeover: Fractal scatterplot
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One of the marvels of the Internet is the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS).

Surveillance and Policing in Chicago…and its Discontents
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In the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, Chicago received national attention for its comprehensive network of surveillance came

Cartography and GIS special issue on Crime Mapping
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My paper, Visualization techniques for journey to crime flow data, has been recently published in a special issue in CaGIS on crime mapping.