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**Show notes** In this episode, Dan and James are joined by Andy Field (University of Sussex), author of the “Discovering Statistics” textbook series, to chat about statistical literacy. Highlights: - The story behind Andy’s new book - SPSS and Bayesian statistics - Andy explains why he thinks the biggest problem in science is statistical illiteracy - Researcher degrees of freedom and p-hacking - The story behind the the first version of ‘Discovering statistics’ - How to improve your statistical literacy - Does peer review improve the statistics of papers - Researchers will draw different conclusions on the same dataset - The American Statistical Association’s statement on p-values - How has the teaching of statistics for psychology degrees changed over the years - Andy fact checks his own Wikipedia page - Andy’s thoughts on Bayesian statistics and how he applied it in a recent paper - The peer review of new statistical methods - Andy’s future textbook plans - The rudeness of mailing lists/discussion forums - What is something academia or stats-related that Andy believes that others think is crazy? - The one book that Andy recommends that everyone should read - We learn the crossover in James and Andy’s taste in metal bands Links Andy’s books: The ‘PENIS of statistics’ lecture from Andy: Daniel Lakens’ Coursera course: The American Statistical Association’s statement on p-values:….2016.1154108 The refereeing decision paper: R stan: Statistical rethinking book:…ok/9781482253443 Music credits: Lee Rosevere
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