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Data visualization in social sciences – what’s new in the sjPlot-package? #rstats

May 19, 2016
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Data visualization in social sciences – what’s new in the sjPlot-package? #rstats

My sjPlot package just reached version 2.0 and got many updates during the couple of last months. The focus was less on adding new functions; rather, I improved existing functions by adding new smaller and bigger features to make working with the package easier and more reliable. In this blog post, I will report some … Data visualization...

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Gender Effect in Conference Talks

December 21, 2015
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Gender Effect in Conference Talks

I was searching in the arXiv repository for an interesting paper to read over the weekend, when I found this: "Studying Gender in Conference Talks -- data from the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society". The title and figures caught my attention more than the subject of the conference, I've to confess. The plot below, taken from the...

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Data, data, data

December 13, 2015
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Data, data, data

Having presented preliminary findings from a national sample of therapeutic communities in Brazil, I thought the Babbage’s words fits like a glove for those criticizing quantitative approaches for policy evaluations: the “Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all” (Charles Babbage).

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Data, data, data

December 13, 2015
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Data, data, data

Having presented preliminary findings from a national sample of therapeutic communities in Brazil, I thought the Babbage's words fits like a glove for those criticizing quantitative approaches for policy evaluations: the "Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all” (Charles Babbage).

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 5, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I've can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela varied over time with respect to voting intentions for the two political blocs? Next, can we...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 5, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I've can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela varied over time with respect to voting intentions for the two political blocs? Next, can we...

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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

December 5, 2015
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Venezuelan Parliamentary Election: What do the Polls Say?

There is not a huge population of opinion polls covering this parliamentary election in Venezuela, but all I've can be used to gauge the public opinion by the local polling houses. This posting begs an obvious question: how has the mood in Venezuela varied over time with respect to voting intentions for the two political blocs? Next, can we...

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 3, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I've collected some polls available on the internet. The surprising thing from those surveys is a tremendous variability from pollster to pollster about the single topic of voting intention....

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 3, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I've collected some polls available on the internet. The surprising thing from those surveys is a tremendous variability from pollster to pollster about the single topic of voting intention....

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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

December 3, 2015
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Venezuela’s 2015 Parliamentary Elections

Next Sunday Venezuelans are heading to the polls once again with international concerns about the clearness of the balloting. To get an idea about the political climate over there, I've collected some polls available on the internet. The surprising thing from those surveys is a tremendous variability from pollster to pollster about the single topic of voting intention....

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