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real-world examples in methods papers should be examples for applied researchers to follow

Boulder, Colorado June 2014hiking and climbing in and around Boulder

Statistical Education in Political Scienceresearch design, probability, and mathematical statistics are necessary to a good statistical education

An Empirical Evaluation of Explanations for State Repressionnull-hypothesis significance testing is over/mis-used, predictive validity is important, and democracy/civil conflict partially measure state repression

Data Mining as Exploratory Data Analysisstatistical learning should often be used in observational studies w/o (as-if) randomization