Jeromy Anglim's Blog: Psychology and Statistics

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tips for Undergraduates Interested in a Career in Organisational Psychology: Australian Perspective

Undergraduate psychology students often ask me about careers in organisational psychology. This post aims to provide a few links and resources to assist such students to learn about the profession and the career pathways. The post includes (a) a basic description of organisational psychology, (b) links to Australian educational and professional society resources, (c) discussion of PhD and academic options, and (d) additional resources to learn more about the profession.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Correlation Resources: SPSS, R, Causality, Interpretation, and APA Style Reporting

This post provides links to a range of resources related to the use and interpretation of correlations. I wanted to provide a page with links to a number of additional resources that would be useful both for those of my students who might be keen to learn more and for anyone else who might be interested. Specifically, this post provides links to: (a) introductory book-style chapters on correlation, (b) resources related to assorted issues in correlation (i.e., discussion of causal inference, correlation with various variable types, range restriction, statistical power, correlation interpretation, and significance testing), (c) tutorials on computing correlations using SPSS and R, and (d) tips for reporting correlations in APA Style.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Transition to Linux and Ubuntu: The Experience of a Quantitative Social Scientist

This post discusses my experience migrating to Ubuntu from Windows from the perspective of a quantitatively oriented researcher in psychology. It discusses (a) my general transition to open source tools for doing research; (b) examination of Cygwin; (c) choosing a Linux distribution; (d) preparing for installation of Ubuntu; (e) initial reflections on installing Ubuntu; and (f) a long list of various solutions to specific problems that I encountered whilst getting started with Ubuntu.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guide to Getting Started with R: 2011 Update

In mid-2009, I wrote a post on getting started with R. A lot has happened in the world of R over the last two years. New books, videos, online documentation, blogs and other resources have emerged. New community structures have emerged. As such I've given the guide a major overhaul both to increase its usability and acknowledge the many exciting changes in the world of R. The updated Guide to Getting Started with R is available here..

Monday, April 25, 2011

Case Study in Customising Syntax Highlighting and Folding in Vim for a Niche Scripting Language Called Inquisit

This post presents my efforts to setup a productive environment for editing Inquisit scripts in Vim. In addition to being relevant to people who write Inquisit scripts, the post is designed as a general case study in customising Vim for a niche programming language. Specifically, the post discusses how to setup in Vim: (a) code folding using a custom expression, (b) custom syntax highlighting, and (c) interactions with the command-line.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Using Vim and VimOutliner as a Brainstorming and Outlining Tool

This post discuses using Vim as an outlining tool. It focuses particularly on VimOutliner. In particular the post (a) discusses reasons why I like outlining tools, (b) presents some links for getting started and installing VimOutliner, (c) presents my verdict on the personal utility of VimOutliner, and (d) presents an assortment of little issues that I encountered and resolved while learning to use VimOutliner.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How to Ask Me a Statistics Question

This post includes instructions on how to ask me a written statistics question.

Monday, February 21, 2011

R Optimisation Tips using Optim and Maximum Likelihood

This post summarises some R modelling tips I picked up at AMPC2011.

R versus Matlab in Mathematical Psychology

I recently attended the 2011 Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference. This post summarises a few thoughts I had on the use of R, Matlab and other tools in mathematical psychology flowing from discussions with researchers at the conference.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reasons for Transitioning to Vim: Bringing LaTeX, R, Sweave and More under One Roof

This post describes the reasons for my transition to Vim.