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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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Is there a list of scholars with largest i-10 index? [on hold]

There is such a list for h-index. How about for i-10 index?
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What does it mean to have a low quantitative but very high verbal/writing GRE for stats PhD application? [duplicate]

I am applying to statistics and biostatistics PhD programs for next year, and I just got my GRE scores back, and they weren't at all what I expected. I ended up with a 159V/156Q/6.0AW, which ...
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Is it worth to do PhD in machine learning/statistics for work in industry? [closed]

I am 30 years old, have Master's degree in Machine Learning from a CS department. I also have a job, which I have had for like 4 years, first as a software developer, now as a data scientist at the ...
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Postdoc job market in relation with PhD topic

I switched from Software Engineering to Machine Learning when started my PhD in France. After 3 yrs with 3 (average rank) conference papers, I finished my PhD with an on-going journal manuscript that ...
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Where to put a cited paper: introduction or discussion?

I have finished the first draft of my paper. It extends a statistical method and it is applied to an application. I cite many papers in the introduction. As a result, not so many left for the ...
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Using a statistical method in an applied context for (probably) the first time. How do I convey this?

I am a graduate student in statistics, writing the methods and data analysis section of an epidemiology paper. I used an obscure but highly relevant statistical method to analyze our data. I genuinely ...
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How does grad school view a consistent B average in a course sequence? [duplicate]

I'm a math major, and in an undergraduate real analysis sequence I got a B- and B over the two semesters. A year later I took the first year graduate real analysis sequence and got a B+ and a B over ...
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Phd in the computer science - mathematics interface

Currently I am Bachelor student in Psychology. My plan is to do a Master in Artificial-intelligence. And then I wish to do research on the interface in Computer Science/Artificial-intelligence and ...
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What does MS in Pure or applied Math look in top PhD statistics application

I know there is a thread related to this topic but I just want to know how does an MS in Pure Math or Applied Math look in a PhD Statistics application in top school (Ivy League, Stanford). I'm ...
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Is it easier to get high-ranking admittance from MA or lower-ranking PhD? [closed]

I would like to ask regarding about changing to a better graduate program. I'm an international student and I'm about to graduate this semester. At first, I had no intention to enter graduate school....
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What is the best technique to represent similarily among different methods?

Lets say I have 3 different methods. I am trying to find the best technique to represent similarities (or differences) among these methods. One way I thought of is to create a table and create my ...
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how to cite an equation that is common knowledge but I use others notation

I am writing my masters thesis on an econometrics topic. It is very closely related to another paper by NW. Since our papers are very closely related, I am using their notation in order to draw ...
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My adviser wants to use bad statistics. Help!

I am going to submit a paper in a couple of weeks. The results are good, but my adviser wants me to report the results in a particular way that makes them artificially look better. I asked a ...
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Is it possible to get my habilitation in France while being in industry?

I've finished my PhD in pure mathematics in late 2013 in the US (2 published papers, 1 preprint), and after almost 4 years of postdoc in the subjects of pure math (1 year-unproductive), medical ...
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GRE Math Subject Test Overkill for Statistics MS? [closed]

I got a degree in Applied Mathematics, but while I aced my Statistics courses, my performance in my math courses was weak. I have retaken some of the courses but will not be able to retake them all. ...
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Should I get a Second Bachelors and Masters to Make My PhD as Broad/Interdisciplinary as Possible?

I've currently decided to get a second bachelor's in Statistics over 1.5 years after finishing my first bachelor's in math. Both of these degrees are debt free and follow a passion of mine. The next ...
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Is experience teaching college statistics sufficient to apply for a non-research stats professor jobs?

I am a mathematics professor with a PhD and 12 years of math teaching experience, including 6 years post-PhD. For the last two years, I have taught statistics every semester. It was a big change ...
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Presenting misleading statistics

A study compared two groups (differing on factor A) on ability X and found that X differs between the two groups (effect of A). However, the groups also differ on a not interesting variable B (say, "...
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GRE Score advice: Should I retake the GRE? [closed]

I took the GRE General earlier this year and got a 160Q/156V with a 3.5 writing. I am hoping to apply to mid-level ranked statistics M.S. programs (ranked 15-50ish), does anyone think that those ...
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Is it okay to include a historical summary of your research area in a MSc thesis?

I am doing my MSc in mathematics/statistics, and a large part of it concerns fractal geometry. I want to include some background of how early geometry arose, why fractals were largely neglected, and ...
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Will focusing on statistics experience be beneficial for math job applications? [closed]

I've had a PhD in pure mathematics for the last 5 years, and have found several good positions, including a tenure track position I amicably left for personal reasons. However, the job market is ...
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Open access publisher statistics? [closed]

Are there rankings and circulation* statistics for publishers who publish open-access books? Specifically, I would like to know which open-access publishers have the greatest what could be called "...
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The person who created the application I used for a study wants to help analyze the data

I used a commercial tool created by a small company to perform quantitative analysis of medical images for a study that I did. I was very conservative in my statistical analysis and consulted with a ...
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I left off a detail in the results section of a manuscript that's been accepted. How do I remedy this?

In a manuscript recently accepted to a journal, I just realized I neglected to mention that I centered a variable for an analysis. How crucial is this detail to correct, and what's the best way to go ...
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Is January admission possible/common? MSc Statistics in Canada [closed]

I am interested in studying for a master's degree in statistics as an international student in Canada. I would like to begin my studies at the earliest opportunity and so would like to start in early ...
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Another way to say probability

In a paper I want to state that a certain course of action increases the "chances of success" - with success defined earlier in the work. In my field, words like "probability", "odds", and "...
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What to do about an unprofessional instructor?

I'm a Chinese freshman majoring in statistics. It's not me, but my classmates who are suffering from poor teaching in their Python course. They have no prior programming experience, so they aren't ...
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How can an undergraduate challenge a professor on a misleading homework question?

Thinking back to when I was an undergraduate, one of the homework assignments in a probability class was: In a lottery, is it possible for the winning combination to be 1,2,3,4,5,6? To paraphrase ...
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Is it possible to become a researcher in Artificial intelligence through a statistics phd?

Or is a computer science phd required? Is having a statistics phd a disadvantage for AI research positions or does the research you publish and work on during the phd matter more? Although ...
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Pedagogy for trustworthy versus untrustworthy news sources through free datasets [closed]

Teaching students to distinguish between trustworthy and untrustworthy sources of news has taken on an increased urgency recently, and the Chronicle of Higher Education recently described this as a ...
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Where can I find statistics about papers (length, writers, etc.)

Different fields have different writing culture. Some fields prefer single author papers, and others prefer group efforts. Some fields prefer a short paper with a survey of a new results, and others ...
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Would it be a good idea to take online Master's program in Statistics? [closed]

I have BSc. in Statistics and I am interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Statistics. I have looked at several master's program in Statistics, and I have narrowed my options down to few. But it ...
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Overview of the mathematical (and computer science) world by countries

I am looking for statistics of research done in mathematics and computer science by country. I found reports for Thainland, Kyrgyzstan and Finland in mathematics. Where can I find similar statistics ...
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Where to get statistics about papers mentioning specific keywords?

I am currently gathering info about the state of the art of some topic. What I want to do is to get statistics about how often the topic was mentioned in papers in combination with other keywords in ...
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How can I avoid being “the negative one” when giving feedback on statistics?

Results get sent around a group of biological collaborators for feedback. Comments come back from the senior members of the group about the implications of the results, possible extensions, etc. I ...
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Can there be a PHD thesis without using SPSS? [closed]

I am MA degree student. I consider to do a phd. But I have some worries. First, I do not want to take any kind of statistics course. Second I dont want to use the SPSS programme at all in my ...
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Should I become first author of a paper for which I did the statistical analysis?

I am a statistician working at a research institute. We work with data from patients with a certain disease. I am getting paid by the institute, but a part of the money comes from a research grant a ...
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How can we recognize accurate scientific results when things like p-hacking are so common?

Research has shown that most of the published studies in various fields are false. For example, the Reproducibility Project: Psychology only managed to confirm 36% of previous 100 psychology studies ...
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What is the difference between a “statistician”, “applied statistician”, and an academic applying advanced stats within their field?

Within academia, I am wondering how statisticians use the titles/description of "statistician" versus "applied statistician." Also, what is the difference between an "applied statistician" and an ...
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Statistical precedent?

Suppose that an author [or team] writes a paper making heavy yet very questionable use of some particular statistics, without a convincing argument, demonstration, or test that the statistics are ...
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Taking math or stat course to prepare for my PhD? [closed]

So I am doing a master in Statistics at a medium-ranked US university. After my master I plan to apply for PhD in Statistics at another (hopefully higher rank) university. I am considering between 3 ...
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Where can I find (preferably UK) statistics about where graduate students did their undergraduate course?

I'm currently trying to find out if the (very roughly paraphrased, possibly exaggerated) statistic that '1% of graduate students in mathematics go on to become a professor' varies according to the ...
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How to write a objectives section in undergraduate thesis?

I'm writting my undergraduate statistical thesis proposal. I wrote directly and clearly what I intend to do in my project. However the objectives section was very small, only 6 lines. It would be ...
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Is it bad to start an introduction with a direct quote?

I'm a statistics student at the undergraduate level, writing an undergraduate thesis about genetics. I already have the objectives well defined and I will write the introduction lined with those ...
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Removing outliers. Would it be called cherrypicking data? [closed]

Could removing outliers be called cherrypicking data? Because, to run some tests, outliers have to be removed. And they even turn up unexpectedly ruining good data. I still haven't yet started ...
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Is a second career in statistics and science realistic? Accountant inquires

Short version: If I am 26 now and have a bachelors in accounting, is it realistic to have a shot at masters or doctorate level (bio)statistics by mid to late 30s? Assuming I prepare now. Long version:...
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Courses to take for a statistics PhD

I'm wondering in general how courses from outside statistics/math are viewed in general PhD admissions. In particular, are courses in graduate economic courses like macroeconomics valued at all or is ...
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Translation of academic papers from Japanese?

I am a Japanese translator and (amateur) math autodidact. For practice and learning, I want to start translating Japanese academic papers into English, especially those related to mathematics or ...
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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. ...