A New Graphical Manoeuvre (not Recommended)

Correction.  The first part of this post argues that an anomaly in a published graph is an error that has some substantive implications.  However, an alert reader, Ben Prytherch,  proposed a benign explanation for the anomaly.  I checked with the authors of the graph and it turned out that Ben is right.  So this is … Continue reading A New Graphical Manoeuvre (not Recommended)


Economics of Warfare – Lecture 1

This morning I gave my first lecture in my Economics of Warfare class. I plan to continue to post a lecture each week.  I don't plan to write an abstract for each lecture but you can get a sense of the material covered by looking at "categories" and "tags".

Special Journal Issue on Fabrication in Survey Research

The Statistical Journal of the IAOS has just released a new issue with a bunch of articles on fabrication in survey research, a subject of great interest for the blog. Unfortunately, most of the articles are behind a paywall but, thankfully, the overview by Steve Koczela and Fritz Scheuren is open access.  It's a beautiful piece … Continue reading Special Journal Issue on Fabrication in Survey Research