Playlist: Teaching & Mentoring

S2E34: The Mentorlorian

In the final episode of Season 2, Greg and Patrick enlist the help of colleagues in a conversation about the joys and challenges of being a good mentor. Along the way they also discuss Cinco de Cuatro, Fozzie Bear, trash compactors and rubber snakes, pitchers at Linda’s, giant jugs of wine, meeting the dog, someone …

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S2E28: McNeish v. Quantitude — Training Quantitative Methodologists

Pursuant to court order, Greg and Patrick find themselves legally compelled to discuss key aspects of training quantitative methodologists, including knowledge acquisition, knowledge application, and knowledge generation. Along the way, they also mention: Nuckles, too many Dans, onomatopoeia, The One, the number of the day, a big tylenol, bluesheets, Mr. Miyagi, Lunch n Learn, reviewing …

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S2E20: The Future of Teaching Quantitative Methods

Greg and Patrick again subcontract out their own work by inviting a range of experts from different disciplines to share their perspectives on the future of teaching quantitative methods. They also discuss revenge, cryogenics, evacuation com…., American Idiot, 11 reasons why we blink, being hardly sorry, Googling how to fly a 737, machine directed latent …

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Quanti•Qamp VII: Being a Lifelong Quantitative Learner

Greg and Patrick dedicate Week 7 of Quanti•Qamp to three core topics: mocking one another, how to continue learning both foundational and novel quantitative methods across your career, and mocking one another. Despite their many disagreements, they unanimously concur that the challenge of keeping abreast of newly developed quantitative methods is entirely Kris Preacher’s fault. …

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Episode 15: Academia and the Chamber of Secrets

Greg and Patrick embark on a free-ranging discussion of many of the things no one bothers to tell you when entering academia, some that were particularly (and often pleasantly) surprising. They also talk about learning to fly, parenting, Richard Russo, Bayesian personality, Craisins, just noticeable differences, crayon giraffes, academic mulligans, final_final_final drafts, dead birds, Britney …

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Episode 4: Advice for Grad Students — Our 2 Cents (Exact Value!)

In this episode of Quantitude, Patrick and Greg draw on their 50+ years of combined experience to offer what is clearly questionable advice for graduate students. They begin with a discussion of a recent survey of the best and worst ranked jobs possible (spoiler alert: don’t be a taxi-driving logger on your newspaper reporter beat). …

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