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Replicability 101: How to interpret the results of replication studies

Even statistically sophisticated psychologists struggle with the interpretation of replication studies (Maxwell et al., 2015).  This article gives a basic introduction to the interpretation of statistical results within the Neyman Pearson approach to statistical inferences. 3,572 more words


Cultural Acts in Bogota

Bogota, Colombia, is like so many of the world’s big cities — crowded, bogged down by traffic, leafy neighborhoods and the desperately poor, an interesting old town and, increasingly, a vibrant bar and cafe scene.  729 more words

Seven Reasons the EU's Use of the Precautionary Principle is Misguided

This blog was originally published on 7 February 2011 and is part of the uploading to the new blog site. The original title was “What is wrong with the Precautionary Principle?” and includes a long comment with an excerpt from an article I published many years ago In the last six and a half years, nothing has changed in the EU process to alleviate my earlier concerns … to the contrary, the precautionary principle has become even more misused by activist opportunists.

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Lobbying / Public Affairs

Lessons from a dead fish

Craig Bennett, did an interesting experiment with a dead salmon. He assessed the ability of the fish to identify emotions in photographs presented to him. 127 more words

Class Content

ICC: Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's conclusion regarding her visit to Colombia

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda visited Colombia from September 10-13 to obtain clarifications on certain aspects of the future Special Jurisdiction for Peace, as well as information about the status of relevant national proceedings relating to extrajudicial killings of civilians known as “false positives”, sexual and gender-based crimes, and forced displacement. 56 more words


Uncertainties in Species Occurrence Data: How to deal with False Positives and False Negatives

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Species Surveys: New Opportunities and Ongoing Data Challenges

Monitoring is a fundamental step in the management of any species. The collection and careful analysis of species data allows us to make informed decisions about management priorities and to critically evaluate our actions. 1,571 more words

Methods Papers

Looking Back to See the Future Now


Technical analysts were taking note of record-high equity valuations back in May, 2013. There appears to be a new causal identity not related to earnings, which is, of course, incorrect. 271 more words

Political-Economy And Philosophy