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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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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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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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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Understanding an abnormal grade distribution

I have three years of experience teaching as part of a team (many teachers, some with more experience, agreeing on a syllabus and preparing the tests together), but this year is the first time I am ...
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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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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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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 PhD admission committees prefer prospective professors over practitioners?

I am about to submit my application to a PhD in Statistics and I was wondering whether writing in the SoP about being willing to work in the industry to make a tangible impact would downgrade my ...
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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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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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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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Switch majors in pure math masters in order to apply for a PhD in statistics? [closed]

I have finished the first year of my Masters in Mathematics from a German university. The area that I intended to write my masters thesis in was in Differential Geometry. However, I have decided that ...
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In how many universities should I apply for phd in US [closed]

I am from India and I want to pursue a PhD in statistics in the US. In each university the application fee is at least $60 which is around 4,000 Indian rupees which is a significant amount to pay for ...
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