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Reflections on the review process

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VIEWS FROM A VETERAN EDITOR After 13 years of editing journals (Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Service Research), Roland Rust wrote up some of his thoughts on the review process. We quote here some bits we found interesting. You can read the full article here: Reflections on the review process […]

Lucky streaks put into perspective

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USING A YEAR TO THINK ABOUT HOW LONG YOU NEED TO WAIT FOR A STREAK Click to enlarge The twitter account Maths Ed Ideas took one of our old posts and put it into perspective. If you had flipped a coin once every day of the year so far, you would be more than 99% […]

It’s not the heat, it’s the heat index

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PERCEIVED TEMPERATURE Click to enlarge (We got a request for a Celsius version of this post and since we are a full service website we created one and put it here). So, we were wondering, what’s this heat index we hear about? We went to the Wikipedia article on it. It is an index that […]

The 18 cent piece

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WHAT SET OF COINS MINIMIZES THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF COINS NEEDED TO MAKE CHANGE? We draw your attention to the cleverly-titled article What This Country Needs is an 18 Cent Piece. It’s a piece of recreational mathematics that asks the question “what set of coins minimizes the average number of coins needed to make change”? […]

It’s not the heat, it’s the heat index (Celsius edition)

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PERCEIVED TEMPERATURE (CELSIUS EDITION) Click to enlarge (If you would like to see the Fahrenheit version of this post, please go here.) So, we were wondering, what’s this heat index we hear about? We went to the Wikipedia article on it. It is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to convert a […]

2018 guide to the American Marketing Association (AMA) job market interviews for aspiring professors

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AMA INTERVIEWS (2018 edition) The old (above) and new (below) AMA logos 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 […]

Probability of each chess piece being moved on move X

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GOING FROM ONE CHESS PLAYER TO MANY CHESS PLAYERS Click to enlarge We were wasting time on the internet one day an saw a post entitled Probability of a chess piece being moved on move X in a Vassily Ivanchuk game. It featured this graphic. Click to enlarge We then thought, “this post involves chess […]

The CREATE (Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation) program

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HELP SHAPE THE NEXT GENERATION OF INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS TOOLS IARPA (the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) seeks thousands of people to test the analytic methods developed for the CREATE (Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation) program. CREATE is a multi-million-dollar, multi-year R\&D effort to improve the core process of intelligence analysis for national security: making […]

Nineteen vs twenty

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DIGGING THE JUST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE We were getting an egg and cheese on a roll at a deli the other day and started chatting with the cashier about politics and he said that two people were like 19 vs 20. We said, “19 vs 20, what’s that mean?” He said, “It means basically the same […]

How large is the great Pacific garbage patch?

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1.6 MILLION SQUARE KILOMETERS OF GARBAGE IN PERSPECTIVE This Nature Scientific Reports article gives an update on the size of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is estimated to be four to 16 times larger than previously estimated: 1.6 million square kilometers. While the article does show the patch along with latitude and longitude lines […]