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How many calories should you eat per day?

July 6, 2016
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How many calories should you eat per day?

How many calories should you eat per day, based on your age, sex, and activity level? Here are the US government's recommendations. The post How many calories should you eat per day? appeared first on Decision Science News.

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R is now the number two statistical computing program in scholarly use

June 20, 2016
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R is now the number two statistical computing program in scholarly use

We were surprised to see that R has passed SAS for scholarly use. We were surprised because we assumed this would have happened years ago. The post R is now the number two statistical computing program in scholarly use appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Can’t compute the standard deviation in your head? Divide the range by four.

June 17, 2016
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Can’t compute the standard deviation in your head? Divide the range by four.

Suppose you divide the range by four instead of taking the standard deviation. How accurate will you be? The post Can’t compute the standard deviation in your head? Divide the range by four. appeared first on Decision Science News.

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What are the most educated counties in the US?

April 15, 2016
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What are the most educated counties in the US?

The 25 US counties with the highest percentage of bachelors and graduate degrees. The post What are the most educated counties in the US? appeared first on Decision Science News.

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The representative reviewers project for the SJDM conference

April 7, 2016
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The representative reviewers project for the SJDM conference

We have a plan to make the conference's review committee representative. The post The representative reviewers project for the SJDM conference appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Most soccer matches are within one goal of 1-0

March 1, 2016
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Most soccer matches are within one goal of 1-0

We know soccer is a low scoring sport, but how many matches do you think end within one goal of 1-0? The post Most soccer matches are within one goal of 1-0 appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Visualizing population density

August 3, 2015
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Visualizing population density

MANHATTAN IS MORE EXTREME THAN YOU THINK IN POPULATION DENSITY Slinging numbers around all day, one adage we believe is that most surprising statistics are wrong. But here’s one that’s not: When you look at the 100 most populous counties in the USA, Manhattan (aka New York County) has about twice the population density of The post

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Job opening with Morningstar’s behavioral science team

July 8, 2015
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Job opening with Morningstar’s behavioral science team

Morningstar is looking for an applied behavioral scientist, to help understand and overcome the behavioral obstacles that individuals face to financing their retirement. The post Job opening with Morningstar’s behavioral science team appeared first on Decision Science News.

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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

June 30, 2015
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How long do prison escapees go before being caught?

How long do prison escapees go before being caught? The post How long do prison escapees go before being caught? appeared first on Decision Science News.

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When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state?

June 26, 2015
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When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state?

In light of the good news today that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in the United States, we thought we'd look when various states allowed same-sex couples to marry (if they did at all) before today. The post When did same-sex marriage laws become effective by state? appeared first on

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