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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PhD student and postdoc statistics related to relationships

As a graduate student and postdoc, I remember more of my colleagues becoming single than entering new relationships. In many cases the problem was that their partners could not accept their unusual ...
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When did the world's first statistics PhD graduate?

When did the world's first statistics PhD graduate? The world's first statistics department was founded in 1911...
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Publishing tutorials

What are my options for publishing tutorials? I would like to publish tutorials for specific methods of statistical analysis using a third party software package with some of my own code for handling ...
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Changes in major revision

Can I change statistical results (mistakes) a discussion section with new results in a major revision stage? I corrected all the comments of reviewers but I don't know what should i do in this case. ...
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Master out of Statistics PhD program? [closed]

I am currently a first-year at a decent stats program. I'm doing very well in my classes and will soon start some research. However, I'm seriously considering mastering out next year for multiple ...
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Is it commonly accepted to refer to a Master Degree in Statistics as M.Stat.?

I have recently obtained a Master Degree in Statistics. Can I routinely use the term M.Stat., which has the strength of being much more specific and informative, or is it more appropriate to use the ...
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What are the differences between a PhD in Statistics and a PhD in Applied Math?

Both types of programs will have predominantly undergraduate / master's level mathematics majors, both programs' students will likely take courses in measure-theoretic probability theory (so that ...
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How to learn advanced math and statistics at my own pace? [closed]

I have not a very strong mathematical nor statistical background. This fact has not prevented me to work in a data analysis department because of my programming skills. I know the basics of important ...
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Do professors from different fields use the same data set in different ways?

I have no experience with data analysis but a data analysis project was offered to me in the past by one of my math professors. It would have been a PCA project, where PCA means "Principle Component ...
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Do “researcher degrees of freedom” invalidate my analysis?

I tested a hypothesis using some observational data, but did not find support for the hypothesis (the difference was not significant at the p < 0.05 level). I subsequently realised that the ...
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can you enlist the best math/stat courses finished before apply for PhD Statistics? [closed]

I have a masters in Economics (graduated 2010) w/ three econometrics courses and a math course that went up to introducing differential equations (very basic). Then I went ahead and started working in ...
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Do Statistics PhD programs require their undergraduate / master's applicants to know measure theory?

I know that many Statistics PhD students come from undergraduate / master's level math / applied math backgrounds. So, many will have taken a full-year of introductory real analysis and most likely ...
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displaying mean with sem or confidence interval [closed]

When I look at scientific papers, bar charts I usually come to see are shown with mean +/- sem. As stated here, When standard error (SE) bars do not overlap, you cannot be sure that the ...
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Test an already existing hypothesis but in a different setting/country?

What if I conduct a study and suggest a hypothesis to test but later find out that this hypothesis was already tested before in a different industry/country. Can I still continue? In other words, is ...
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Will a Master in Science (Statistics) helps in landing a job

I specialize in Pure Maths when I was a undergraduate. Currently I am working in a university as a teaching assistant. I would like to find an industrial job. However, due to my lack of applied ...
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How often to meet for successful supervision of Master theses?

Currently, I am in the process of finishing my PhD and starting a PostDoc position. Part of this position will be the supervision of Master theses. I have little teaching experience, and no ...
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Does performing a statistical analysis for a biologist warrant authorship? [duplicate]

I have a question, regarding authorship in a publication. A colleague of mine who is a biologist (from a different group) received the second revision of her/his paper and in the revision it's been ...
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Whether to exclude standard deviation in plot of outcomes of a series of experiments?

I have performed 21 different experiments, which I have repeated 3 times in total (63 samples gathered). I plan to compare data using a bar plot. For bar plotting, I initially decided that I will ...
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Are P-hacking and hypothesising after results are known considered misconduct in academia?

This question is inspired by a comment to another question where I asked for help on how to argue against P-hacking and hypothesising after results are known (Harking). Someone questioned the ...
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PhD statistics with MS in CS?

I have a MS in CS with couple extra courses in statistics at graduate level. I am interested in statistical machine learning, however the research can be carried out in Statistics and Computer science ...
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The mathematics GRE score Advice- Should I send? [duplicate]

My GRE Score is 740(68%) and is only recommended when applying for a Ph.D in statistics. Is sending this score disadvantageous to me? I did not take mathematical classes that are strongly required ...
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What if the lecturer is not rigorous?

I study mathematics as my major subject and theoretical physics and statistics as my minor subjects. I found that, sometimes in physics or statistics lectures, the lecturer makes mistakes, like ...
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Is it wise to get another PhD in statistics after finishing PhD in math? [duplicate]

I am currently starting my second year of PhD study in mathematics at an institution ranked 70-80 in math in the US. In my first year, I have taken some courses in probability theory and passed two of ...
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Applying to Social Psych Programs: How important are grades in statistics?

I'm preparing to apply to Social Psych programs this fall and I'm wondering how much a mediocre grade in an Advanced Stats course (B-) would weight down my application. Barring this course, my ...
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Most number of co-authors in a single paper?

Previous research I've tried to find the answer to this question looking at the list of "Questions that may already have your answer" as I typed in the question, with no luck. Question What are ...
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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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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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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 ...