User talk:Zad68

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Electronic cigarette[edit]

Well-sourced doesn't excuse being incoherent and wrong. Inasmuch as that sentence had any meaning it makes it appear that these drugs are common ingredients of e-liquid, whereas they're almost never present. I will rewrite that sentence so it makes sense and reflects the facts.--FergusM1970Let's play Freckles 20:10, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

He does not really want to rewrite the text. He wants to delete it. User:FergusM1970, do you want to delete a lot of text from the article going forward? QuackGuru (talk) 03:14, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 December 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 10 December 2014[edit]

Confidence intervals[edit]

I think we had a discussion once about the interpretation of confidence intervals, and why there isn't necessarily a 95% chance that the true value lies within a 95% confidence interval. At least I think it was you; I can't find the discussion now. In any case, I came across an in-press paper from Wagenmaker's group (who do excellent work in highlighting the statistical misconceptions which underlie most high-profile social-psychology research) which discusses the issue in more detail, and more clearly, than I could. The paper is here; see "Myth #3" in particular. Andrew Gelman has a blog post on the topic here. Cheers, and hope you're well. MastCell Talk 18:35, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Mathematicians get to quote The Princess Bride in their papers? No one told me this when I was deciding on career paths. NW (Talk) 16:33, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Mathematicians can quote anyone they want in their papers, because no one reads them. :P These guys are statisticians and psychologists, though. MastCell Talk 16:57, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
I love it when the cool people hang out on my Talk page! Thanks MastCell for that paper, yes it was me you started to have that conversation with but then we both got pulled in various directions. I will try to make time to read it but I've been even busier than my normally pretty damn busy self in the past days. And NW, academics quoting movies? Inconceivable! Zad68 05:16, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

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