In this week’s episode Greg and Patrick discuss variable transformations, both linear and non-linear, and explore the potential pros and cons of using these in applied research settings. Along the way the also discuss prank phone calls, English drama, rapping Dr. Seuss, persnickety estimation, weekly banana intake, it don’t make no never mind, Jeffry Bezos, the square root of .5, leverage out the wazoo, sexy and rage Hulk, frowny-face plots, a barn full of methods, the actual analysis of data, the principles of witchcraft, statistical insults, and massaging your y.
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