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Please Welcome the New Sb StatsDude!

Nov 02 2009 Published by under Blogging, Social Sciences, Statistical Reasoning

Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics at Columbia University, has joined the Scienceblogs as author of Applied Statistics. One look at his professional page and you will see why I am so happy to have him here:

Andrew has done research on a wide range of topics, including: ...[snip]... methods in surveys, experimental design, statistical inference,

I think I am going to enjoy having this guy around. If you want to know what you are in for, visit his old blog for a taste.

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The Conduct of Science is a Social Science

I often lament* the fact that Sb doesn't have a blog that focuses on the methods and practices of the social sciences. The reasons are many but I think my most general formulation is that the social sciences are the most scientific of the sciences and nobody seems to understand this.

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