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Simulating Data in R: Examples in Writing Modular Code

July 13, 2019
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Simulating Data in R: Examples in Writing Modular Code

Simulating data is an invaluable tool. I use simulations to conduct power analyses, probe how robust methods are to violating assumptions, and examine how different methods handle different types of data. If I’m learning something new or writing a model from scratch, I’ll simulate data so that I know the correct answer—and make sure my model gives me that...

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Star Wars Fandom Survey, Part 5: Importance of Movie Characteristics

May 30, 2019
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Star Wars Fandom Survey, Part 5: Importance of Movie Characteristics

Welcome from Part 1, where I talked mainly about methods; Part 2, where I discussed the three major types of Star Wars fans; Part 3, where I discussed sexism and political attitudes; and Part 4, where I discussed age and nostalgia. In this part, I will focus on age and nostalgia. As always, email [email protected] with questions about analyses,...

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Star Wars Fandom Survey, Part 4: Age and Nostalgia

May 30, 2019
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Star Wars Fandom Survey, Part 4: Age and Nostalgia

Welcome from Part 1, where I talked mainly about methods; Part 2, where I discussed the three major types of Star Wars fans; and Part 3, where I discussed sexism and political attitudes. In this part, I will focus on age and nostalgia. As always, email [email protected] with questions about analyses, methods, results, and so on. Star Wars was a...

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Star Wars Fandom Survey, Part 3: Sexism and Political Attitudes

May 30, 2019
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Star Wars Fandom Survey, Part 3: Sexism and Political Attitudes

Welcome from Part 1, where I talked mainly about methods, and Part 2, where I discussed the three major types of Star Wars fans. In this part, I will focus on sexism and political attitudes. As always, email [email protected] with questions about analyses, methods, results, and so on. It is not inherently sexist to dislike Disney’s Star Wars films. There...

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