Also this week: how to increase graduation rates of students in financial need, Plos One’s surprisingly (?) high rejection rate, and more.
Mostly silliness this week: The ecology of Skull Island, electrofishing for whales, Boaty McBoatface goes forth, and more! Also, a few serious links on the March For Science, the role of facts in political debates, and more. Come for the links, stay to watch Meg and I squabble over them.
Also this week: treat every lecture like a TED talk, instrumental variables mostly don’t work, and more.
Also this week: A dark horse candidate to win Mammal March Madness, the trickiness of interaction terms in logistic regression, a depressing definition of taxonomy, and more.
Also this week: Get Out The Science, RIP Kenneth Arrow, should we all move to Switzerland?, blogs > Twitter, and more.
Also this week: tell me again when to use fixed vs. random effects, why
everything higher education costs so much these days, why you should distrust conclusions based on many small studies, and more.
Also this week: 2017 ESA Fellows and Early Career Fellows, how to make new faculty orientations more useful, underrepresentation of women in top-ranked graduate programs, neuroscientists vs. microprocessors, Daphnia vs. Meg, and more.
Also this week: Michael Eisen plans to run for Senate, honoring ecologists, Princeton Monographs seeks women authors, and more.
Also this week: The Trump administration’s war on facts begins, does “question first” science lead to bandwagons?, David Attenborough on your phone, great teaching vs. great research, RIP Beall’s list of predatory publishers, and more.
Also this week: Joan Strassmann is marching on Washington, your periodic reminder that everybody gets rejected, measurement error vs. you, do studies of the “growth mindset” replicate, Hieronymous Bosch vs. the third reviewer, and more.