On the use of statistics in academic research. Statistics is the science of collecting, analyzing and drawing inference from data. Do not use this tag for questions about 'statistics' as a subdiscipline of mathematics or field of study; use 'mathematics' instead.

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Develop a statistical test to distinguish two prodcuts [migrated]

I have a data set from a customer survey, I want to deploy a statistical test to see whether there is significance difference between product 1 and product 2. Here is a data set of customers' ...
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Boxplot whiskers for a journal publication using APA style guide

I want to submit a manuscript with a journal recommending the APA style guide for formatting. When looking at my boxplots, a colleague of mine wondered why the whiskers do not represent the 95% ...
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How much of your p-value do you report in a publication? [migrated]

I know this will vary from journal to journal, but I'm working on my first publication and have had little guidance, so any personal experiences would be helpful to me. When you present your p-values ...
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Should I do a PhD or Master in Statistics for a career in Data Science?

I am a Mathematics student with a concentration in Applied and Computational Mathematics. I have done a Mathematics research project with a faculty member, which resulted in a co-authored paper being ...
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Can you get statistical data on research paper submissions and publications?

For a class project in machine learning, I am considering building a set of predictors where the feature set includes information about the topic, keywords in the title, the authors, the date, etc., ...
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How to account for publication bias?

I am doing a literature review in the medical field, which is as many other fields heavily impacted by publication bias. Is there any standard way to account for it? When am I e.g. allowed to say ...
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When does a statistical consultant become a co-author or collaborator?

I am a graduate student in a small department and have become the go-to person for statistics advice among the other students. I enjoy this but am wondering at what point I should expect, or request, ...
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Should I cite all R packages I used?

Intro: R is a open-source software tool for statistical analyses and graphics, which is heavily used in different science disciplines and which is becoming more and more popular (although it is ...
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Statistics Master's Degree VS Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Statistics

I recently graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from my University. I really like studying Statistics and during my final year in my undergraduate program I was thinking of ...
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Is it possible to do a Master's in Mathematics after a Bachelor's in Economics?

I'm currently an Economics student in my second year (only just begun).I've come to realise that I'd like to study mathematics further (pure or applied) since I'm missing the subject ever since school ...
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How to obtain number of publications by year on a given subject?

Does anyone know of a good way to obtain data on the number of publications per year on a given subject? Scholar has an option to sort search results by date, but there does not seem to be an ...
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Putting the cart before the horse: to state a claim without proof then prove it later or use a worse method?

I am a statistician working as an applied analyst on a paper. As I went through a set of analyses, I decided upon a detailed and thorough data analysis method using a regression model. Traditionally, ...
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Two simultaneous part time master's degrees while working full time

I hold a BS in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics and I've been out of school for several years. I recently began applying to part time online master's programs in Statistics and Computer Science. ...
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MS in Pure Maths to PhD in Statistics

I currently am working on a MS in pure maths, but am interested in options for pursuing a PhD in a more applied field. Specifically I am interested in going on to graduate work in something like ...
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arXiv or MathSciNet statistics by MSC classes and time

I suppose I'm not the first person who came across this idea. I would like to compare math branches by means of numbers of articles published. I have access to two large math article indices: AMS' ...
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Value of (multiple) master's on the path to the PhD?

I'm a PhD student in computer science. At the end of the year I will finish my coursework and be awarded a master's degree. Due to the nature of my research (machine learning) I'm considering taking ...
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How many PhD students does a typical STEM professor graduate during their entire career?

The discussion on this infogram made me wonder about the number of PhD students that a full research professor successfully graduates in their entire career. By professor, I mean a full professor, ...
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Do any statistics program provide funding for masters students?

I plan to be applying to graduate school next year in Statistics or Biostatistics and due to some financial constrictions, I will not be able to attend unless the tuition is waived at the the minimum. ...
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Contemplating about a second PhD in statistics/machine learning

I have been thinking about a second PhD for the last year. I am currently a doctoral candidate in civil engineering at University of Texas at Austin (ranked 6th in my discipline) and working as a ...
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Is specifying a minimum word count beneficial for academic writing?

As we all know, during our higher education careers there have been many professors who have assigned academic papers that require a minimum word or page count in some shape or form. Personally, I ...
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Statistics PhD - Sending the math GRE score

mGRE is only recommended when applying for a Ph.D in statistics. But obviously sometimes it's better not to send a score than to report a bad score. Stanford, which is the only place that actually ...
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Are women overrepresented in the field of child development studies?

I have the impression that many female scientists, especially after they gave birth to a child, start to develop a research interest in the learning, growing, and developmental behaviors of babies. I ...
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What can a biostatistician do to earn money on the side?

I love my full-time job and do not wish to leave it (statistician in a small-ish research institute within a large university) because I believe the research we do will someday benefit humanity and ...
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How is the salary of professors and researchers in medicine?

For university-level researchers and professors, is the salary higher in the medical fields than in other fields? I suppose attracting physicians to teach may be harder, because they can usually get ...
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Is Scientometrics a scientific discipline?

This question is not about the politics of scientometrics, nor is it on the role of scientometrics in governmental research programs, nor is it about the use of scientometric indices: these questions ...
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What are the benefits of getting a PhD in statistics?

I've been working as a statistician in the marketing world for two years, and I have an M.S. in applied math. I want to change industries a bit (maybe epidemiology or engineering) and I also want to ...
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Where can I find statistics about international movement of students/academics?

I am wondering where I could find global statistics on the flow of students between countries. This would include numbers such as "how many students with US bachelor went to UK for a master" and "how ...