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Turn your tough decisions into simple rules

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If you know R, you could building simple, accurate decision rules today with this sweet new package.

Heuristica: An R package for testing models of binary choice

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It just got a lot easier to simulate the performance of simple heuristics.

We’ve bet that Hillary Clinton will win

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We’ve legally bet 1,600 bucks that Clinton will win. Here’s how.

Behavioral Science and Policy Association PolicyShop Blog

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Decision Science News readers may be interested in the Behavioral Science and Policy Association’s PolicyShop blog.

How many calories should you eat per day?

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How many calories should you eat per day, based on your age, sex, and activity level? Here are the US government’s recommendations.

R is now the number two statistical computing program in scholarly use

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We were surprised to see that R has passed SAS for scholarly use. We were surprised because we assumed this would have happened years ago.

Can’t compute the standard deviation in your head? Divide the range by four.

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Suppose you divide the range by four instead of taking the standard deviation. How accurate will you be?

Hemingway app forces you to write more simply

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Here’s a tool that encourages simple, forceful writing.

2016 guide to the American Marketing Association (AMA) job market interviews for aspiring professors

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PhD students in Marketing, Psychology, and Economics should send their “packets” out by the fourth of July in the hopes of lining up interviews at the annual AMA Summer Conference. Each year DSN reprints this sort of “what to expect while you’re applying” guide, first published here by Dan Goldstein in 2005.

Should you only be allowed to publish five papers before tenure?

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What if people could only publish five papers before tenure? Some people hate this idea, but it might help with some problems.