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Jack Davis
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Snakes and Ladders and Transition Matrices
Recently, /u/mikeeg555 created this post  on the statistics subreddit with their results from a simulation of
10,000,000 games of this instance of Snakes and Ladders. This is the sort of information that's good to
show in an undergrad or senior secondary le...
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Writing a Resume as a Data Scientist or Statistician.
Consider the reader: Your audience is NOT
another data scientist, typically. In a large company, it will be
someone in a human resources department who has been told to look for
certain key words and skills. They might reed your resume for 20
seconds or les...
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Evaluating Exam Questions using Crowdmark and the Generalized Partial Credit Model
Making good exam questions
is universally hard. The ideal question should have a clear solution
to those with the requisite understanding, but also difficult enough
that someone without the knowledge needed can guess at an answer.
Additional complicating fa...
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Book review of Improving How Universities Teach Science Part 2: Criticisms and comparison to the ISTLD
As far as pedagogical literature goes, Carl Wieman’s Improving How Universities Teach Science - Lessons from the Science Education Initiative was among my favourites. It keeps both jargon and length to a minimum, as it is
barely more than 200 pages without ...
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Advice on Selecting the Right Journal
This post is derived from a response on Reddit to someone asking about a particular journal and, I assume, whether they should submit their work to it. (Original post). This is what I had to say about selecting a journal to submit to. ---------- When I try ...
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Left-brain creativity
One commonly cited way to improve or maintain mental health is to do something creative, such as painting, drawing, writing, dancing, making music, knitting or cooking. So what's the strategy to gain these benefits if you're not creatively inclined in these...
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Writing Seminar on Short Scientific Pieces
The following is the first of five seminars I am giving this and next week on statistical writing.  About half of the material here has appeared in previous blog posts on making survey questions. ------------ Composing
short pieces . A workshop about scient...
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Writing Seminar on Short Scientific Pieces
The following is the first of five seminars I am giving this and next week on statistical writing.  About half of the material here has appeared in previous blog posts on making survey questions. ------------ Composing
short pieces . A workshop about scient...
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Annual Report to Stakeholders 2016-17
Executive
Summary (informally, the ‘TL;DR’): Accomplishments
this year felt like a natural extension of the previous year. The
amount of writing dedicated to teaching five courses does not reflect the proportion of this year's effort that went towards that....
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Chess Variant - Wave Chess
Wave chess is a variant of chess meant to be played over multiple games. Each player starts the match with x1 and x2 'waves' respectively. They start the match by first playing a game of standard, orthodox Queen's Chess. In each game after the first, the lo...
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