Your research voice

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but 99,99% of quantitative research seems to be written in the third voice: “the paper,” “the study,” “the investigators” and so forth. There is rarely any personal trace in the entire text (even when self-referencing). It sometimes seems absurd to do so, considering the fact that as objective as … Continue reading Your research voice

Public Data

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I thought it would be nice to restart with a bit of information about publicly available data. Although it is important for any PhD to gather data, sometimes the data is already available. For instance, Google is building up a public data site, with various datasets … Continue reading Public Data

Multivariate statistics with Prof. Dr. Lisa Harlow

It is rare to see someone explain statistics with such passion as Prof. Dr. Lisa Harlow. Using vivid language, plenty of examples, lovely metaphors and useful tutorials we’ve spent the past two days going through multiple regression, logistical regression, anova, ancova, manova, mancova, and factor analysis. We’ve debated formative and reflective models, discussed confidence intervals, … Continue reading Multivariate statistics with Prof. Dr. Lisa Harlow

Inaugural Speech: Marjolein Caniels on learning organizations and networks

Time: 13.30 Date: October 21, 2011 Location: OU, Heerlen Prof. Dr. Marjolein Caniels is giving her inaugural speech on the role of learning organizations in the knowledge economy. It is a well known fact that learning is important for establishing successful businesses. However, in order for an entire region to prosper, learning needs to involve the … Continue reading Inaugural Speech: Marjolein Caniels on learning organizations and networks