After Taking this Online Course, I’m Trying an Instagram Campaign

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I’m one of those people in the “over age 45” demographic who is not against Instagram, but never really picked it up. Therefore, it’s probably amazing that I’m doing an Instagram campaign. As a user, I’m bad at taking pictures. My arms are too short for selfies. As a consumer, I’m bad at looking at […]

What is Open Access Publishing in Scientific Journals and Why Should I Pay for it?

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I can easily tell you what open access publishing is – but then the first question you will ask is, “How did it get this way?” I will NOT be covering this belabored history of open access publishing in this blog post, but I encourage you to read this article in Nature to get a […]

Publishing peer-reviewed research: What should it cost?

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My initial answer: Not as much as I see people paying paying to publish research. I worked at the US Army for a while, and we hired consulting firms to help us publish peer-reviewed research papers. We had the data, and the questions – the consultants just had to analyze it and help us write […]

Preparing your Curriculum Vitae for your Faculty Tenure Package? Use My Hacks!

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One day, I was riding home in the back of a Lyft and my phone rang with an unfamiliar Florida number. A voice that sounded gruff and vaguely threatening insisted in a heavy accent that I knew who he was. After an escalating back and forth, I realized it really actually was my colleague from […]

Teaching or Taking Healthcare Statistics? Get Curriculum Materials Here!

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From 2012 until recently, I was an adjunct lecturer at Laboure College in Milton, Massachusetts. At that time, I taught a course called, “Essentials of Statistics” in person, in a hybrid setting, and entirely online. Purchase Study Materials & Curriculum   Textbook Lectures and Demonstration First, I picked out just certain parts of the book […]

Slides for US Healthcare System Lecture Series on YouTube

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From 2012 until recently, I was an adjunct lecturer at Laboure College in Milton, Massachusetts. At that time, I taught a course called, “Fundamentals of US Healthcare Delivery” in person, in a hybrid setting, and entirely online. Textbook Lectures I developed PowerPoint slides and recorded YouTube lectures for Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, […]

Which Independent Variables Belong in a Regression Equation? We Don’t All Agree, But Here’s What I Do.

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During my failed attempt to get a PhD from the University of South Florida, my doctor friend asked me one day to build a linear regression model using a small dataset he had collected from a lab. He had measurements of these “new” chemical messengers called cytokines – so that definitely dates this story! I […]

Unsupervised Algorithms are like Unsupervised Kids: Be Careful, or They will Drag You Into the Headlines!

Victorian drawing of several unsupervised children starting a bonfire

Someone should have told that to this Chinese dad before his toddler jumped in their SUV and drove around looking for him until he had an accident! And precocious kid and dad are not the only unsupervised things in the news today. Another thing hit all over the morning news drive today in the US: […]

My New Blog “Deth by Data” will Give a “Behind the Music” Perspective of Data Science

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Thanks to my esteemed colleague Gabriel over at Slick Boston, I’m overjoyed to announce the complete renovation of my web site, as well as the launch of my new blog, “Deth by Data”. I’m an author of numerous courses on data science on LinkedIn Learning I’m a big fan of R, and I wrote a […]