Month: February 2022

S3E21: A Low-Resolution Discussion of Sampling Distributions

In this week’s episode Greg and Patrick discuss the critical distinction between sample distributions and sampling distributions and we explore all the different ways in which sampling distributions are foundational to how we conduct research. Along the way they also discuss Starbucks jazz, one item tests, hot pockets, delusions of grandeur, Tetris and Pong, drawing …

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S3E20: The Rise of Machine Learning in the Social Sciences with Doug Steinley

Patrick and Greg discuss the rise of machine learning in the social sciences with guest Doug Steinley who is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri at Columbia and is the current editor of the APA journal Psychological Methods. Along the way they also discuss funeral expenses, Swedish massage, Amy …

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S3E19: Social Network Analysis: Making Connections with Tracy Sweet

In this week’s episode Greg and Patrick have a wonderfully engaging conversation with social network analysis expert Tracy Sweet who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. Tracy patiently helps us understand what social network analysis is, and how it can be used to …

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S3E18: Aunt Roz’s Guide to Latent Means Models

In this week’s episode Greg and Patrick discuss latent means models to conduct group mean comparisons while controlling for measurement error, which gives you more power and more accurate standardized effect size estimates. Along the way, they also mention Aunt Roz, table 8, naughty pigs, crossing the streams, big twinkies, asbestos, It’s a Small World, …

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