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What does the term "big data" mean? Why is it being considered as an additional paradigm to science? In the recent years, the availability of large volumes of data has…
What does big data mean for science?
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In statistics, “power” refers to the ability of your study to identify effects of substantial interest. Basically, at the time of designing your study, you need to…
Importance of statistical power in research design
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Big data has brought an unprecedented change in the way research is conducted in every scientific discipline. Although the availability of big data sets and the…
Does big data mean good data? 5 Challenges researchers face while handling big data sets
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Imagine what would happen if you woke up to realize all your research data is lost! It is possibly a researcher’s worst nightmare, something some unfortunate researchers…
Research nearly always involves measuring and counting: drawing inferences based on quantitative data is one of the distinguishing characteristics of science. 
With the evolving nature of the scholarly landscape, researchers now have access to many different tools to manage different aspects and stages of their workflow and…
As noted in my previous post, a handful of the STAP authors from RIKEN have issued a protocol exchange document detailing ‘essential technical tips’ to reproduce STAP…
In evidence-based medicine, statistical information is critical for investigators to interpret observations and make treatment recommendations. A dichotomous way of…
Although statistics is one of the primary tools of biomedical research, its misuse and abuse, whether intentional or unintentional, is widespread. It is, in fact,…
Richard Poynder is an independent journalist/blogger with a particular interest in open access and its perception and application across different sections of academia…