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When to fly to get there on time? Six million flights analyzed.

November 6, 2014
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When to fly to get there on time? Six million flights analyzed.

We analyzed over six million flights to help you decide on the best time to travel to avoid delays. The post When to fly to get there on time? Six million flights analyzed. appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Getting old in baseball

October 29, 2014
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Getting old in baseball

We look at how batting average changes with age The post Getting old in baseball appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Rules of thumb to predict how long you will live

October 15, 2014
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Rules of thumb to predict how long you will live

Figure out how long you will live with these rules of thumb. The post Rules of thumb to predict how long you will live appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Part 2 of Who We Are: Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM)

October 7, 2014
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Part 2 of Who We Are: Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM)

An analysis of where the SJDM members are from in the world. The post Part 2 of Who We Are: Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM) appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Society for Judgment and Decision Making: Who Are We (Part 1)

October 1, 2014
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Society for Judgment and Decision Making: Who Are We (Part 1)

An analysis of the academic departments of SJDM society members. The post Society for Judgment and Decision Making: Who Are We (Part 1) appeared first on Decision Science News.

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What makes a good academic conference?

September 11, 2014
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What makes a good academic conference?

What makes a good academic conference? Here's what we like. The post What makes a good academic conference? appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Baseball: Probability of winning conditional on runs, hits, walks and errors

September 2, 2014
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Baseball: Probability of winning conditional on runs, hits, walks and errors

If a team scores X runs, what's the probability it will win the game? The post Baseball: Probability of winning conditional on runs, hits, walks and errors appeared first on Decision Science News.

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Which airline should you be loyal to?

July 2, 2013
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Which airline should you be loyal to?

LOYALTY PROGRAM CHOICE BASED ON DEPARTURE COUNT If you read Decision Science News, you’re probably a professor or grad student or researcher or policy type who flies around a lot to conferences, symposia, workshops, tutorials, summer schools, and all-hands meetings. You travel the globe to give talks and work with co-authors. All this flying around The post Which...

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1.5 percent of doctors, a quarter of malpratice reports

May 14, 2013
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1.5 percent of doctors, a quarter of malpratice reports

Some doctors receive more malpractice reports than others. Just how unequal is the distribution of malpractice reports? The post 1.5 percent of doctors, a quarter of malpratice reports appeared first on Decision Science News.

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To pre-pay or not to pre-pay for gas when renting a car?

February 20, 2013
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To pre-pay or not to pre-pay for gas when renting a car?

One question we get asked a lot is whether it's worth it to pre-pay for the tank of gas when renting a car. At first, blush it seems like something you should never do. In the best case, you pay market rate for gas, and in the worst case, you pay for a tank of gas you never consume (what...

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