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4:1 longshot Trump wins election

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JUST ABOUT EVERYONE GOT IT WRONG, SOME CLASSES OF PREDICTIONS WERE LESS WRONG We know Decision Science News isn’t your main news source and assume you know that Donald Trump surprised many and won the election last night. Models like the Princeton Election Consortium, which put Clinton’s probability of winning at 99%, probably need re-examining. […]

Build your own distribution builders

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A distribution builder is a tool to elicit probability distributions from people. Now you can make your own.

Social science does not reward citing outside the field

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THE SOCIAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES DIFFER IN THIS REGARD We have talked in the past about how economics does not cite other fields much (see Pieters and Baumgartner, 2002). Are authors rewarded for writing papers this way? In social science, the answer seems to be yes. A recent article in Plos One “The Impact of […]

Power pose co-author: I do not believe that “power pose” effects are real.

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In light of considerable evidence that there is no meaningful effect of power posing, Dana Carney a co-author of the original article has come forth stating that she no longer believes in the effect.

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.

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.