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)
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".
(Note for the confused. I first made the mistake of posting this without a title and the only way I could figure out to correct the mistake was by trashing the first post and reposting with a title. MS) I happen to be in the US right now where you'd have to be unconscious … Continue reading Interesting Articles on the 9/11 Anniversary
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