Questions tagged [statistics]

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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Minimal Sample Size needed to have at least one element when there are 3 possible outcomes? [migrated]

This is my first question here, I am really glad this community already answered so many from other users that have greatly helped me. So here is my problem, I have a pretty "large" sample (N>200) ...
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Probability of Viable Female Embryo [closed]

It's been a while since I last took statistics so I need help verifying my calculations to a real life practical problem. My wife and I want to do IVF with PGD to get a girl. The OBGYN at the ...
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A year in industry and back to a postdoc in a different field

I am finishing my PhD in a Statistics department, but my thesis is basically Math. I want to spend a year or two in the industry and then apply for a postdoc in Stats. However,.. It will be hard, so ...
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Should I send my AP scores from highschool to a graduate school I am applying to?

I scored a 3 on my Statistics test, and while it did not count for my undergraduate school as they only accept 4+, it would be a bonus when applying for a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. ...
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Correcting Preregistered Methods After the Fact

I'm often asked to help conduct statistical analyses after a paper is rejected for statistical errors. In some cases, the study, including the methods and analyses, is preregistered in some way (e.g. ...
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Historical Course Descriptions for Master's and Ph.D in Statistics/Data Science Programs [closed]

I'm writing to ask whether there's any references for course descriptions for the classes required of a master's degree back in the 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s,...., 1900s. I wanted to know how the ...
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Websites to publish for mathematics and statistics similar to arXiv.org? [closed]

What are websites similar to arXiv where there's feedback that one can submit to for Mathematics and Statistics?
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How to find ranking of textbooks by popularity used in a course?

Is there a way that I can find the ranking of textbooks by popularity used in a specific course, say Linear Algebra. Here the ranking based on either the number of students using the book (as the ...
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Double degree in mathematics and computer science for PhD admissions [closed]

Long story short, I'm really interested in machine learning research and aim to get into a top CS PhD program. I recently got admitted to the best CS program (5 year bsc+msc) in my country but it is ...
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Do the jobs after a PhD in Statistics require a minimum of 3-4 years previous work experiences in the industries? [closed]

I am a full-time student (29) in M.Sc Statistics which is about to finish. I have a less-than-one year job experience. I intend to go for Ph.D in Statistics and I have seen many industries want a ...
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Difference between Statistics and Machine Learning? [closed]

What would I learn as a Ph.D Student in Statistics that I wouldn't learn and vise-versa in Machine Learning Ph.D program?
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Is it better for me to audit or enroll in a class for independent research?

I plan to conduct independent research on different forms of early childhood education. I have a B.A. in Early Childhood Education but no formal education in research methods or statistics. I was ...
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Buy a server or cloud computing for a new lab? [closed]

We are starting a new computer lab and expect to have data that is 50-100 TB of text, images, and maybe videos to process. We will need to run tasks occasionally (10-30% utilization per month), so ...
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Do researchers do their own statistics? [closed]

I'm writing a small paper on statistics in science and I was wondering whether in most fields researchers do their own statistics, or do they usually have a statistician in the department to do it for ...
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Will an undergraduate math or economics degree better position me for a top economics PhD program? [closed]

I'm currently a rising sophomore (just wrapped up my first year) at a top US university, and time has come for me to start taking decisions about major classes, now that I'm done with required ...
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Not sure if a postdoc is for me. Terrible at quantitative methods [closed]

I am a finishing PhD student in the field of cognitive neuroscience. During my PhD program I was underperforming than anyone else in my department (in my belief at least). Although I liked research, ...
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What to do during Math PhD to have options in industry?

I have recently been accepted to a top five math PhD program. The department seems to have a good mix of pure and applied math, and there are plenty of opportunities for collaboration with other ...
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Applying to a school with a new PhD program

I am interested in studying biostatistics, and was looking at several schools to apply to. I live in the DC area and would ideally like to stay in this area. Georgetown and the University of Maryland ...
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How to find an editor for a statistics book?

I am writing and self-publishing a book on statistics. More specifically, it is titled "The general linear model: Assumptions, violations and remedies (or what to do wen your dependent variable won't ...
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Fancy/pretty or concise and informative plots?

I am writing my Master's degree Thesis in Economics and I'm dealing with quite a lot of plots (my topic is more related to statistics, in particular I'm working with B-spline free knot placement) and ...
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Should I cite R or RStudio?

I ran my data analysis and created my graphs in RStudio, but RStudio is just a platform for R. In my paper should I cite R or RStudio?
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statement of purpose

I am currently finishing my MS in Economics and Finances and I intend to apply for a PhD in statistics. There are many reasons why I did not make an undergrad and grad in statistics but in economics, ...
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PhD in Statistics working in Physics

I will be applying to PhD statistics programs this upcoming fall and really enjoy statistics. But, I also love physics (started as a physics major) and am wondering if there is opportunity post-PhD to ...
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A Mutivariate Test [closed]

In a paper I applied a multivariate test but without describing any hypotheses to check. I described only research questions? Will paper likely be rejected?
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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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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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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 ...