Hello! I am a Ph.D student in political science studying applied statistics. I write about my research, academia, statistics, computing, and occasionally adventures!

Recent Posts

Real-World Examples in Methods Papers
real-world examples in methods papers should be examples for applied researchers to follow
Boulder, Colorado June 2014
hiking and climbing in and around Boulder
Statistical Education in Political Science
research design, probability, and mathematical statistics are necessary to a good statistical education
An Empirical Evaluation of Explanations for State Repression
null-hypothesis significance testing is over/mis-used, predictive validity is important, and democracy/civil conflict partially measure state repression
Data Mining as Exploratory Data Analysis
statistical learning should often be used in observational studies w/o (as-if) randomization