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This is the first post in a (hopefully not long) series of research lessons learned from making mistakes. Most of the lessons have been in various aspects of programming as none of my supervisors or fellow postgraduates have any interest in R or Python, so I have had to learn through books and online resources. […]
You have spent months collecting data, some participants turn up on time, some participants turn up late, and others do not show up at all. After all this, all you want to do is get down to analysing your data and writing up your results. However, before you do all that, you need to extract […]
Originally posted on pigee:
The following is a hypothetical exchange between a graduate student and Professor Belfry-Roaster. The names have been changed to protect the innocent…. Budlie Bond: Professor Belfry-Roaster I was confused today in journal club when everyone started discussing power. I’ve taken my grad stats courses, but they didn’t teach us anything about…
The first post on this blog was a piece I wrote for the University about what it was like to be a research student at Coventry. I had thought about starting a blog a number of times, but it prompted me to start with that first piece. After a few months, it is finally on […]
The aim of my PhD thesis is to build a greater understanding of the differences between smokers. A lot of people talk about smokers as if they were all the same but there are larger differences in how many cigarettes people smoke and what motivates them. I wrote a short piece for the Journal of European Psychology Students’ blog […]
I did not know anyone else who used R, and I did not see anything online for what it is like to learn how to use it. Therefore, I thought it might to be useful to share my experience of learning R for anyone else who wants to learn but does not know where to start.
Originally posted on Math with Bad Drawings:
Wonderfully simple depiction of why you should take a lot of statistics with a pinch of salt. You need to look deeper and explore the underlying distribution. Math with Bad Drawings View original post
When I was collecting data for my last project, I printed off reams upon reams of paper for my questionnaires, information sheets etc. I did not particularly like it at the time but I could not see a different way of doing it. However, when it was completed and I had a pile of paper […]
‘Chasing the Scream’ is an interesting and person-centred account of the war on drugs by covering its creation and modern implications, and the current movements toward legalisation or decriminalisation. The book is especially interesting as I am what Hari identified early on in the book as an ‘ivory tower’ researcher (although as a student, my […]