Posts Tagged ‘ Political Science ’

Bias in Federal Reserve Inflation Forecasts

May 13, 2012

Bias in Federal Reserve Inflation Forecasts: Christopher Gandrud uses ggplot2 to visualize potential partisan bias in US Federal Reserve inflation forecasts as a PhD student at the London School of Economics.

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Data Science Books for Computational Journalists

May 8, 2012

There are quite a few books out now on “data science”. I’ve picked out three that I think are the best place to start for computational journalists. First is Machine Learning for Hackers, by Drew Conway and John Myles White. The autho...

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Descriptive statistics, causal inference, and story time

July 7, 2011

Dave Backus points me to this review by anthropologist Mike McGovern of two books by economist Paul Collier on the politics of economic development in Africa. My first reaction was that this was interesting but non-statistical so I’d have to either post it on the sister blog or wait until the 30 days of statistics

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