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Prediction markets have to occasionally “get it wrong” to be calibrated

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Two recent events in the UK made it look like prediction markets’ predictions aren’t worth much. But looks can be deceiving.

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.

John Oliver on scientific studies

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If you have not seen John Oliver’s hilarious rant about bad science from his program Last Week Tonight, you should do so for it is hilarious.

Correlation between risk aversion and loss aversion

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Have some free data on the correlation between loss aversion and risk aversion

SJDM members by field and gender

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An analysis of SJDM society members by gender and academic field.

2016 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Max Planck Inst, Berlin

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The 2016 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality will take place on June 27 – July 5, 2016, at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. Participation will be free, accommodation will be provided, and travel expenses will be partly reimbursed. Deadline 27 March 2016.

Psychology’s reproducibility project listed by Science Magazine as a top breakthrough of 2015

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Science Magazine’s list of scientific breakthroughs for 2015 included the Psychology’s reproducibility project.

Change how you see the countries of the world: This time with infographics

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VISUALIZING COUNTRIES IN TERMS OF US STATES Syria is about the size of Florida with about the same population     Change how you see the world. Put things into perspective! In our most labor-intensive post ever, Jake Hofman and I have created, for every country in the world, a way to think of that […]

Superforecasting

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A new book by Phil Tetlock and Dan Gardner on Super-Forecasting.

Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data (e.g., Numbers)

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Check out this announcement of a new book by Paul Slovic and son.