A list of nice statistical things

A list of nice statistical things

When Stats4SD started its blog, I was pleased – here at last was an easy way for me to tell the world of all the important statistical things I had been thinking about. Of course, that is sort of what I had been doing since I started out in the business – a very...

A Problem with a Number of Factors

A Problem with a Number of Factors

Introduction A large part of my job involves helping researchers who are working on analysing their own data, by checking over their work, helping with interpretations of results, and making suggestions for additional pieces of analysis. Through this, there are a...

Happy 2nd Birthday to Stats4SD!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Stats4SD!

Yes, that’s right, it’s the 2nd anniversary of Stats4SD! It’s 2 years exactly since we moved into our central Reading offices, gave ourselves a name and started exploring working partnerships from all corners of the globe. Our goal has remained the same: how we can...

Measuring Resilience in Somalia

Measuring Resilience in Somalia

Over the past two years, we have been working on an impact evaluation of resilience-building activities of the DFID-funded Humanitarian Programme in Somalia[1]. Firstly, what do we mean by resilience? The word ‘resilience’ is often banded about quite a bit in...

Beyond ANOVA – the Layers and Loops of Analysis

Beyond ANOVA – the Layers and Loops of Analysis

If there is one thing statisticians can claim expertise in, it should be analysis of data. For data coming from designed experiments, the situation is very clear – or so we and many other scientists are taught! The right way to analyse the data is determined by the...