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awarded Enlightened
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comment Why don't all disciplines follow a double-blind review system?
Are more than 50% of manuscripts really published before formal peer-review? That is interesting indeed. But still, I see this only applying to some disciplines.
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comment Is it necessary to wear a white shirt inside the graduation gown for Masters degree graduation ceremony?
I do not think it is necessary, and my memory suggests that many people wear other colors. I would probably wear a white shirt, but I doubt you would stand out very severely if you did not. Light blue would work pretty well I reckon.
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comment How to test (admitted) grad students before hiring them in your lab
What I am saying is that testing, either subjective or objective testing, are two ways of "knowing more about a person". An interview is also a test. Also, Albert Einstein was tested and he was indeed an excellent student (skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/956/…).
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comment Why don't all disciplines follow a double-blind review system?
I don't think the argument that "review often can't be double-blind" is an argument against the benefits of using double-blind review. Just because some articles in some disciplines sometimes would already be published with a name, does not mean that the journals cannot try to do double-blind review.
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comment Is there added value in having your own presentation layout and using it consistently?
Why would having your own "signature" layout result in people thing they have "all those weird colours"? Is it not possible to have a signature layout that is appealing to the eyes? What if people said "Look at that speaker with the cool results and they have these great slides they use all the time".
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comment How to test (admitted) grad students before hiring them in your lab
The statement "I don't think it is fair to judge a person by tests" is a bit ridiculous. Sure, perhaps individuals should not be judged solely based on formal examinations, but to say individuals should not be judged at all based on examinations undermines entire fields of valuable practice and research. Tests are useful. What would an "overall profile" be if not comprised of a variety of subjective and objective tests? Also, what you are recommending are small tests.
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awarded Custodian
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awarded Nice Question
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awarded Popular Question
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comment What to do with negative research outcomes (results) of PhD research experiment?
I think it is very important to know what exactly failed. If, for example, the experiment failed due to methodological problems, then starting over at least partially might be needed. If everything worked fine, but no findings were discovered, then starting over might not be necessary. No findings using good science is still good science.
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accepted Is it better to use data imputation for missing data or an analysis that is not affected by missing data (e.g., HLM/mixed effects modelling)?
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comment How to compare means of repeated measures between groups in SPSS
The interaction indicates that the change in groups is significantly different. You can know which change is greater by looking at a plot, as you did.
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awarded Curious
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comment Eliminated items in Factor Analysis
It seems like not using the eliminated 15 items is not a bad choice since you do not know what they measure. You could interpret individual items and try to come to a conclusion, but otherwise it can be hard to say.
Jun
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comment Is it ethical to accept small gifts from students?
Yes if that is the case then its a very easy solution!
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answered Eliminated items in Factor Analysis
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awarded Editor
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revised Is it ethical to accept small gifts from students?
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answered Is it ethical to accept small gifts from students?
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