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

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
On Academic Publishers
publishing could be nearly free and for-profit publishers don't add value to academic research