Season: Season 2

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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S2E33: Truth, Balderdash, and Construct Validity

In this episode Patrick and Greg construct a deconstruction of the construct of construct validity. Constructively. Along the way they also discuss Jacques, sheep STDs, Bill Clinton, college admissions, touching a giant turtle, butwinking, cadaver bingo, nomological networks, teen spirit, playing drop-the-hanky, ticket to the prom, and lipstick on a pig. 

S2E31: Quantitude HaiQ / Metaphor for Team Science / Plus Intern Issues

Patrick and Greg celebrate international haiku day with listener-submitted HaiQs, and somehow tie that to a discussion of team science, all while interviewing intern applicant Ethan McCormick. Along the way they also discuss Googling as research, cheddar fries, Big Lima Bean, Mc vs. Mac, moody loners in Montana cabins, English particle accelerators, the Boulder Model, …

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S2E30: ‘Always Center Your Predictors!’ And Other Sh*t My Advisor Says

Greg and Patrick explore the many interesting issues related to centering predictor variables prior to analysis, both in the standard regression model and in the multilevel model. Along the way they also discuss honking Diet Coke through your nose, rashes, hostage negotiation, reading at seven months of age, dealer’s choice, Coors Light, Galapagos tortoises, friendly …

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S2E29: Multilevel Models — The Often Unnecessary Green Monster

Patrick and Greg fulfill a legal obligation to interview the unnecessarily ubiquitous Dr. Dan McNeish of Arizona State University about why you probably don’t need to use multilevel modeling even when you have multilevel data. Along the way they also mention MacNair, safety schools, the Green Monster, driving a Corvette across the country, Compensation Club, …

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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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