gabriel returns

Gabriel Rossman returns to blogging with one of the most awesome blog descriptions ever – Stata, Sociology, and Diffusion Models (HT to Jenn). Gabriel writes about methodological and theoretical problems and then writes down related Stata script. For example, check out this post discussing the publication bias favoring statistically significant findings. The end of the post contains a Stata simulation producing two literatures, one based on a spurious effect and the other on a true effect. This really is one of the most brilliant blogging ideas ever! We need more of this kind of blogging.

As many of you may recall, Gabriel is a former orgtheory guest blogger and (oh yeah) also a sociologist at UCLA.


Written by brayden king

March 20, 2009 at 1:22 am

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  1. I know…isn’t it exciting?

    (…and here I thought you’d be the one to chime in on the Futomomo Satisfaction post.)


    Jenn Lena

    March 20, 2009 at 2:18 am

  2. Thanks for link, Jenn (and Brayden). Good to see the Gabe is back.



    March 20, 2009 at 2:35 am

  3. Love it.



    March 20, 2009 at 2:45 am

  4. I love this idea too, although it reminded me again how much I hate Stata. I mean, it’s better than SPSS, obviously, but it’s still so clunky and awkward. My life would be greatly improved if more social scientists started using R instead.



    March 20, 2009 at 3:55 am

  5. I like Gabriel’s link to the “Data Ninja.” For making effects disappear with no questions asked.



    March 20, 2009 at 5:24 am

  6. thanks all, glad to hear it’s of interest. i’m just hoping i can maintain a reasonable volume after i work through my backlog of programs.
    as for R, keep reading as I may be getting some R content.



    March 20, 2009 at 1:12 pm

  7. I should do something like this with R stuff.



    March 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm

  8. Hooray for Stata code! I always learn a lot reading other people’s code.



    March 24, 2009 at 4:33 am

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