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

Recent Posts

Data Mining as Exploratory Data Analysis
statistical learning should 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
Identification, Public Policy, and Marijuana Legalization
causal inference (necessary for policy recommendations imo) with observational data is often hard or impossible
GNU Make for Reproducible Data Analysis
how to use GNU Make to make your research more reproducible
An Analysis of Polity IV and its Components
Gleditsch and Ward (1997) aren't quite correct and Polity is mis/over-used