97 search results for "behavioral"

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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Behavioral Economics and Beer… highly correlated

March 19, 2013
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Behavioral Economics and Beer… highly correlated

Short: I plot the frequency of wikipedia searches of “Behavioral Economics”, and “Beer” – who knew the correlation would be 0.7! Data reference:Data on any wikipedia searches (back to 2007) are available at http://glimmer.rstudio.com/pssguy/wikiSearchRates/. The website allows you to download frequency hits per day as a csv, which is what I've done here....

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analyze the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (brfss) with r and monetdb

December 17, 2012
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experimental.  the behavioral risk factor surveillance system (brfss) aggregates behavioral health data from 400,000 adults via telephone every year.  it's um *clears throat* the largest telephone survey in the world and it's gotta lotta uses...

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Cognitive behavioral therapy outperformed psychodynamic therapy on all outcomes in a randomized controlled trail

July 30, 2012
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Cognitive behavioral therapy outperformed psychodynamic therapy on all outcomes in a randomized controlled trail

The dodo bird might be extinct in the real world but in the world of psychotherapy research it refuses to die. However, a group of German researchers recently put forward an article were they had randomized patients to either a PDT or CBT condition and measured the relative proficiency of the two orientations, and they found that their results delivered a convincing blow to...

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Employee Retention with R Based Data Science Accelerator

March 9, 2017
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Employee Retention with R Based Data Science Accelerator

by Le Zhang (Data Scientist, Microsoft) and Graham Williams (Director of Data Science, Microsoft) Employee retention has been and will continue to be one of the biggest challenges of a company. While classical tactics such as promotion, competitive perks, etc. are practiced as ways to retain employees, it is now a hot trend to rely on machine learning technology...

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Books I like

January 13, 2017
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Books I like

If you’re serious about learning, you probably need to read a book at some point. These days if you want to learn applied statistics and data science tools, you have amazing options in the form of blogs, Q&A sites, and massive open online course...

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R for Beginners: Some Simple Code to Produce Informative Graphs, Part One

January 11, 2017
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R for Beginners:  Some Simple Code to Produce Informative Graphs, Part One

A Tutorial by D. M. Wiig The R programming language has a multitude of packages that can be used to display various types of graph. For a new user looking to display data in a meaningful way graphing functions can look very intimidating. When using a statistics package such as SPSS, Stata, Minitab or even … Continue...

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Cut your regression to mediocrity with this 1 WEIRD TRICK!

October 27, 2016
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Cut your regression to mediocrity with this 1 WEIRD TRICK!

Well, like all clickbait articles, this isn’t going to be nearly as helpful to you as you were hoping — at least, not if you’re looking for some way to stop living an average life and fulfill your potential and blah blah blah. But, if you’re concerned about regression to the mean (aka “regression to… Continue reading...

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Analyzing Public Health Data in R

June 20, 2016
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Analyzing Public Health Data in R

Today’s post is by Thomas Yokota, an epidemiologist in Hawaii. I’ve been corresponding with Thomas via email and telephone for a while. I asked Thomas if he could write an introduction to how R, mapping and open data are used in the public health community. This is his reply. What is public health? Public health is a The post

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Actual coverage of confidence intervals for standard deviation

Actual coverage of confidence intervals for standard deviation

Overview How big a sample size would you think you need to get a reliable 95% confidence interval (ie one that really does contain the true value 95% of the time) for a single univariate statistic like standard deviation? 30? 50? Turns out the answer is more like 20,000 for some not-particularly-extreme real-world data. In this post I explore the...

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