Month: September 2020

S2E06: Applying for Jobs: Unsolicited Advice from Uncle Greg and the Guy in the Yellow Shirt

Patrick and Greg offer completely unsolicited career advice as you identify and apply for positions following your doctoral training. They discuss what to consider when selecting where to apply as well as drafting personal statements, CVs, letters of recommendation, and research statements. Along the way they also comment on World War II quiz shows, eHarmony …

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S2E05: Model Based Thinking

In this episode Greg and Patrick wander semi-drunkenly around the topic of model-based inference and discuss how this perspective can help move us forward as a scientific discipline. They also somehow manage to discuss explosives, sniffing glue, homemade 787s, catfish noodling, the Ikea helpline, Calvinball, Ludwig Beethoven, Rube Goldberg, hell’s half acre, denouements, and intolerable …

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S2E04: Bayesian Wake Up Call

Patrick and Greg impulsively launch the inaugural segment of “Quantitude Wake Up Call” where they forget how longitude works and call Bayesian expert Roy Levy at 5:40 in the morning. Although somewhat rattled, Roy helps the Quantidudes better understand Bayesian inference and describes the many ways that this approach can help move our science forward. …

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S2E02: The Auto-Regressive Cross-Lagged Horror Picture Show

Patrick and Greg open with a disagreement about time travel movies, which then somehow devolves into a discussion of alternative approaches to modeling longitudinal data. They agree that a core issue to consider is the separation of within-person and between-person components of change over time, both theoretically and analytically. Throughout the discussion they also mention …

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