statistics

Towards a “post p < 0.05 era” by Tamara Young

I’m Tamara Young and I am an associate professor in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis at North Carolina State University.  I teach evaluation theory and practice in education. Today, I’m going to discuss the American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Statement on p-values, which responds to the decades old highly contentious debate about null hypothesis statistical significance testing (NHSST). Implications of …

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FIE TIG Week: So you think math is an objective science? Think again. By Heather Krause

Hi, I’m Heather Krause a mathematical statistician, data scientist and founder of Datassist.  After many years collecting data, conducting analysis, and designing data communication material across the globe it became really clear to me that data is never neutral.  And that much of what we consider to be an objective science with “best practices” is …

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Is R right for you? If yes… by Pei-Pei Lei

Greetings AEA community, I’m Pei-Pei Lei, a biostatistician in the Office of Survey Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Have you been looking to expand your skill set in statistical programming? Have you wondered if R is the appropriate statistical software package for your needs? The purpose of this post is to help …

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PD Presenters Week: Jennifer Catrambone Has Great News for Those of You Who Don’t Always Have Perfect Data

Hi there – my name is Jennifer Catrambone and I am the Director of Evaluation & Quality Improvement at the Ruth M Rothstein CORE Center in Chicago, Illinois. That’s an Infectious Disease Clinic specializing in HIV/AIDS. I’m presenting on my favorite nerdy topic – the what and how of Nonparametric Statistics. I’ve taught both parametric …

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Evaluation 2013 Conference Week: Kathy McKnight on PD Opportunities in Quantitative Methods

Hello! I’m Kathy McKnight, Principal Director of Research, Center for Educator Effectiveness at Pearson. Today I completed my annual 2-day introductory workshop on Quantitative Methods, which I’ve offered at AEA’s annual conference every year since….well, I’ve lost track. Over the years, I’ve observed a lot of evaluators who participate in my workshop, hungry to learn …

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PD Presenters Week: Jennifer Ann Morrow on What to Do With “Dirty” Data – Steps For Getting Evaluation Data Clean and Useable

I’m Jennifer Ann Morrow, a faculty member in Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement at the University of Tennessee. I created a 12 Step process evaluators can follow to ensure their data is clean prior to conducting analyses. Hot Tip: Evaluators should follow these 12 steps prior to conducting analyses for evaluation reports: 1. Create a data …

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SWB Week: Cindy Weng, Chris Barker, and Larry George on Survival Analysis using Current Status Data

Greetings, I am Cindy Weng, a bio-statistician II employed at Pediatrics Research Enterprise at Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. This post was written together with my colleagues Chris Barker, SWB project manager and Larry George, statistician at Problem Solving Tools. I learned about this methodology through a project assigned by ASA Statistics …

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SWB Week: Mark Griffin on Preparing to Work in a Developing Country

Greetings I am Mark Griffin. At the time of writing this article I am fortunate enough to be in the middle of a world trip. Key events of my trip: last week I was in Fiji chairing the Pacific Conference for Statistics and Information Systems, my third trip to Fiji, with a rapidly developing workshop …

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SWB Week: Mary Gray on the Rwandan Prison Survey

Greetings I am Mary Gray from the American University in Washington, D.C. and a member of Statistics Without Borders. Recently, I was involved in surveying Rwandan prisoners. Lessons Learned: Sample the appropriate stakeholders. Two years after the genocide that killed 800,000 Rwandans, primarily Tutsis, there were 80,00-90,000 imprisoned in a country of a few million …

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SWB Week: Gary Shapiro on Volunteering for Statistics Without Borders

Greetings, I am Gary Shapiro, co-founder and current Chair of Statistics Without Borders (SWB). Recently, we started collaborating with the American Evaluation Association. This week aea365 will feature knowledge and resources from SWB members appropriate for professional evaluators. Tips: What is SWB? SWB is an  all-volunteer outreach group of the American Statistical Association. The group …

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