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Andrew Gelman - The problems with p-values are not just with p-values: My comments on the recent ASA statement - March 2016
His blog Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science -- The American Statistical Association just released a committee report on the use of p-values. I was one of the members of the committee but I did not write the…
Instapaper  quantitative_methods  statistics  social_sciences  uncertainty  probability  methodology-quantitative  scientific_culture  research  publishing-academic  pharma  causation  evidence  from instapaper
march 2016 by dunnettreader
rjames86/download_pinboard · GitHub
download_pinboard
Download your Pinboard bookmarks as webloc files with Mac OS X tags.
Github  bookmarks  research  Mac  OSX  apps 
september 2015 by dunnettreader
Delibar, Delicious Mac client
Delibar is a full featured Delicious and Pinboard Mac client. Delibar focuses on giving Mac OS X users an easy and quick tool for searching, managing and sharing their bookmarks. Delibar will be your best friend while using Delicious or Pinboard!
research  notes-retrieval  apps  Pocket  Mac  OSX  bookmarks 
september 2015 by dunnettreader
Highlights (of pdfs )App for Mac
Highlights for Mac is the PDF reader that summarizes for you.
Extract highlighted text, notes and images from PDFs into neat summaries that you can share via email, archive to Evernote or save to disk.
OSX  research  apps  Mac 
september 2015 by dunnettreader
CSV Touch
CSV Touch is a simple application for reading CSV files from a local cache on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. The first line in the CSV file should contain the column titles, and using that every row in the file is then treated as an item; you can sort the items, live search in them, and customize which columns should be visible and sortable.

You can also have live links inside your files which when clicked will open Safari, create a mail, or start a phone call; see Linking for more details about how to use this. Similarly, if you reference pictures stored on the web, you can see these inside CSV Touch.
iPhone  bibliography  books  CSV  Mac  bookshelf  databases  research  OSX  apps 
september 2015 by dunnettreader
Genius.it to Annotate the World - Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality - August 2015
Must-Read: Genius: Annotate the World: "Genius lets you add line-by-line annotations... ...to any page on the Internet. Put Genius.it/ in front of any URL (or install our Chrome extension or our…
Internet  information  knowledge_management  collaboration  research  networks-information  software  tips 
august 2015 by dunnettreader
Elizabeth Popp Berman - Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine | Princeton University Press - 2012, ebook 2015
US universities today serve as economic engines, performing the scientific research that will create new industries, drive economic growth, and keep the US globally competitive. But only a few decades ago, these same universities self-consciously held themselves apart from the world of commerce. Drawing on extensive historical research, EPB shows how the government--influenced by the argument that innovation drives the economy--brought about this transformation. Americans have a long tradition of making heroes out of their inventors. But before the 1960s and '70s neither policymakers nor economists paid much attention to the critical economic role played by innovation. However, during the late 1970s, a confluence of events--industry concern with the perceived deterioration of innovation in the US, a growing body of economic research on innovation's importance, and the stagnation of the larger economy--led to a broad political interest in fostering invention. The policy decisions shaped by this change were diverse, influencing arenas from patents and taxes to pensions and science policy, and encouraged practices that would focus specifically on the economic value of academic science. By the early 1980s, universities were nurturing the rapid growth of areas such as biotech entrepreneurship, patenting, and university-industry research centers. -- She is assistant professor of sociology at the SUNY-Albany. -- downloaded excerpt to Note
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july 2015 by dunnettreader
Joe Henrich - Website | University of British Columbia
Research Program: Coevolution, Development, Cognition & Cultural Learning -- Published Papers and Book Chapters by Category

- Societal Complexity and Cultural Evolution
- Social Norms and Cooperation
- Social Status (Prestige and Dominance)
- Religion
- Methodological Contributions and Population Variations
- Overviews
- Cultural Learning (Models and Evidence)
- Ethnography (Fiji, Machiguenga, Mapuche)
- Chimpanzee Sociality
- General Interest
bibliography  research  paper  biocultural_evolution  culture  social_psychology  anthropology  behavioral_economics  sociology_of_religion  status  norms  morality-conventional  moral_psychology  emotions  networks  institutions  complexity  demography  children  learning  tools  cooperation  competition  Innovation 
january 2014 by dunnettreader
Nassim Nicholas Taleb [12.12.12] UNDERSTANDING IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR CONVEXITY (ANTIFRAGILITY) | Edge.org
Something central, very central, is missing in historical accounts of scientific and technological discovery. The discourse and controversies focus on the role of luck as opposed to teleological programs (from telos, "aim"), that is, ones that rely on pre-set direction from formal science. This is a faux-debate: luck cannot lead to formal research policies; one cannot systematize, formalize, and program randomness. The driver is neither luck nor direction, but must be in the asymmetry (or convexity) of payoffs, a simple mathematical property that has lied hidden from the discourse, and the understanding of which can lead to precise research principles and protocols.

?...Further, it is in complex systems, ones in which we have little visibility of the chains of cause-consequences, that tinkering, bricolage, or similar variations of trial and error have been shown to vastly outperform the teleological—it is nature's modus operandi. But tinkering needs to be convex; it is imperative. Take the most opaque of all, cooking, which relies entirely on the heuristics of trial and error, as it has not been possible for us to design a dish directly from chemical equations or reverse-engineer a taste from nutritional labels. We take hummus, add an ingredient, say a spice, taste to see if there is an improvement from the complex interaction, and retain if we like the addition or discard the rest. Critically we have the option, not the obligation to keep the result, which allows us to retain the upper bound and be unaffected by adverse outcomes.

?... Let us call the "convexity bias" the difference between the results of trial and error in which gains and harm are equal (linear), and one in which gains and harm are asymmetric ( to repeat, a convex payoff function). The central and useful properties are that a) The more convex the payoff function, expressed in difference between potential benefits and harm, the larger the bias. b) The more volatile the environment, the larger the bias. This last property is missed as humans have a propensity to hate uncertainty. SEVEN RULES OF ANTIFRAGILITY (CONVEXITY) IN RESEARCH
history_of_science  sociology_of_knowledge  Innovation  complexity  research 
december 2013 by dunnettreader
Digitised Manuscripts -Online Search | British Library
Use this website to view digitised copies of manuscripts and archives in the British Library’s collections, with descriptions of their contents.
website  digital_humanities  manuscripts  research  libraries  EF-add 
september 2013 by dunnettreader

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