Jeromy Anglim's Blog: Psychology and Statistics

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Question and Answer Sites on Statistics, Computing, Research, and Psychology

This post sets out some of my favourite question and answer sites on topics related to statistics, computing, research, and psychology.


Question and answer sites have been a part of the internet for a long time. However, more recent sites such as typified by the StackExchange Model are improving the situation substantially.

  • Results are readily searchable on Google.
  • Good answers get voted to the top
  • Subscriptions are not required
  • Incentives are given to posters to provide good answers
  • Questions and answers can be edited and improved
  • Community and social networks are facilitated

Forums by Topic

The following are some of my current favourite question and answer sites for various types of questions.


  • Cross Validated: A StackExchange site for questions related to statistics and data analysis.



  • SPSSX-L Listserv: An SPSS Mailing list
  • Cross Validated: Add the SPSS tag to the question. The question is likely to be better received if it concerns statistics more than it concerns SPSS.





Computers, Non-programming

General Question and Answer Sites

  • Quora: Quora is relatively new and is designed to cover any question imaginable.

Psychological Research

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