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awarded Famous Question
Feb
22
comment How can you tell if a yearly increase in population is statistically significant?
You are most certainly correct. A lot of details were (and are still) missing, and I think some clarification is needed (e.g., population, how many sightings are there in a day, is he interested in how the years differ, or only in how the days differ between the years?). It is indeed possible that times are actually all independent of each other as well, depending on the nature of the research.
Feb
20
answered Publishing journal articles based on dissertation
Feb
15
awarded Yearling
Feb
15
awarded Yearling
Feb
14
comment Are your chances of dying in a plane crash reduced if you fly direct?
One way to break it down quite easily is to ignore the overall actual probability, and break it down into something simpler. Each time you fly, there is a chance of crashing. Assuming that flying more often is also associated with other correlates of crashing (e.g., flight length, taking off/landing), I think it is very safe to assume that a person who flies more is more likely to die in a plane crash. If someone was to fly 10,000 times in their lifetime, and another only once, who would you bet is more likely do die in a plane crash?
Feb
8
comment Whether and how to thank a girlfriend or boyfriend in the acknowledgements of thesis?
Sometimes you can actually have a "Dedication" page other than you acknowledgement as well.
Feb
7
comment How will two raters score videos?
He could't know which is more accurate, but he could still measure their concordance to some extent, could he not?
Feb
6
comment How to respond to an unofficial PhD offer?
Saying that you are still very interested in them does not represent at all that you are committing to them.
Feb
2
answered Are en-route masters in physics viewed differently from terminal masters in physics in the Canadian job market?
Feb
1
comment confirmatory latent variable cluster analysiswith mplus
Ah I see that indeed the manual is not very helpful in this specific context, my bad.
Jan
31
comment confirmatory latent variable cluster analysiswith mplus
The Mplus manual and website and forums are great. Did you look there?
Jan
19
comment Are there people who have done so much work before PhD that they get a PhD automatically?
I'll mention that some people get a PhD in two years with a lot of work, and this is quite far from "automatic".
Jan
18
comment Are there people who have done so much work before PhD that they get a PhD automatically?
Hmm... did he do any work at all to get the PhD in one year? Presumably he actually contributed something, and was awarded a PhD in recognition of that contribution. This sounds quite different from doing previous work and then getting a PhD "automatically" as was the question. Great example, though!
Jan
9
comment What does AUC stand for and what is it?
The expression "Searched high and low" is interesting since you can find plenty of excellent definitions/uses for AUC by typing "AUC" or "AUC statistics" into google. Appropriate question of course, but that statement just caught me off guard!
Jan
5
awarded Notable Question
Dec
20
awarded Notable Question
Dec
15
awarded Popular Question
Dec
7
comment How to overcome feeling that published articles lack public interest?
"That is too many papers for a master student" That is an absolutely absurd comment without knowing a lot more information.
Dec
5
comment Is being an honors student really worth it?
Some graduate programs require that you have an honours degree in the field.
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