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Out of the coding comfort zone

Between R, Python, Matlab and Julia and many others, which language should you use for scientific computing? Most grad students i met have learnt only one. Electrical engineer show up with Matlab. Psychologists are keen on R and sometimes Python. Neuroscientists are a little bit more variable. Only computer scientists had in my experience a… Read more »

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What does it mean to justify your statistical decisions?

Lakens and 87 other researches, including me, recently published a position paper on the p-level controversy. You can find the OSF-repo here: https://osf.io/by2kc/ Part of our argument is that instead of swallowing a specific alpha-threshold (e.g. 0.05 or 0.005) as gospel, every researcher is asked to justify her or his choices (ideally before data collection). What… Read more »

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How does it feel to write a second PhD

Public and private Last week i had the viva for my Dr.rer.nat. To be specific, it was a sunny afternoon on a tuesday, the 28th of march 2017. We drew a small crowd. Not only did i defend in front of four professors. It was also a public event, and because my colleague and friend… Read more »