Reviewing 

It makes me sad every time I review to know that my suggestions would have been a lot more helpful if I'd gotten to give them before the authors ran their analyses. Now that the analyses are done, suggesting changes feels mean.

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Science Fedi, what are your experiences finding a first position outside of academia? I'm often passed over for positions because I'm overqualified for lab jobs but don't have enough work experience for any other job (despite over 5 years of experience in research, managing a research project, supervising students, maintaining contact with collaborators etc.). How did you land an #AltAc job after your PhD? Bonus kudos to you if it's a job in food science or microbiology.

I agree with Gelman’s solution here: non-replicable research can be published, but it shouldn’t be located next to replicable research. I would go a bit further and state that if a journal doesn’t mind publishing non-replicable papers, they require all abstracts to state the replicability of the paper.

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Animal cruelty 

We do not deserve this planet.

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Animal cruelty 

I lost my faith in humanity again last weekend. This young gray seal was laying on a beach in northern Denmark. It had rope tangled around its neck, which was bad enough. But it was also constantly harassed by a group of 15-20 tourists, some with dogs, taking selfies with the poor, stressed animal. I went and yelled at them, but they didn't stop. The seal almost bit a child, who learned from the surrounding adults that running around the animal, yelling and making poses is OK.

Hello Mastodon, I'm back again, been an inactive user for a while and still getting the hang of this platform. I'm a scientist in Denmark, studying #climate #ice and #polar topics. You can find more about my research here: sternaparadisaea.net/
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Taxidermy 

On the other hand I think that it's super cool that natural history museums have samples on display that predate electrical lighting and automobiles. On the other hand, it's a shame if most of a museum's samples look like this:

I love that I get to read obscure theses from the nineties about heaths at work (for teaching!). There's often so much insightful speculation in these older works that would be pruned away in more modern articles.

Hey math/stats Fedi: Does anyone out there know if a historical account has been written of the development of the idea of a population in in the early 20thC?

I've read that it was Fisher who first developed the distinction between a statistic calculated on a sample and the parameters we are trying to estimate in the underlying hypothetical population. But that was an aside, and not in a real work on the history of statistics... :boost_requested:

Here is a quick thread about tools and methods I use for research, maybe some of you will find them useful. I'll try to update it as I find new things.

Let's start with a game changer: the method
writingcooperative.com/zettelk

If you don't know it, give it a try. It really revolutionized my way of learning and doing research. As an user, I'm using , but I know that is also excellent

So now, when we in Sweden go in for an election in September we basically have no choice but parties that propagate for 100% employment while leaving it up to the market to figure out what people should be producing and selling (because jobs programs with clear goals would be too cost effective and destroy competition)

So that's how you get fidgetspinners and activism merch, because it's something that people with money are willing to buy, and that's all that matters now

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Happy international worker's day! Remember: scholarly work is also work.

@koalha I think that a decentralized university would entail some level of deconstruction. It's workers need to be treated as more than just cogs in a knowledge generating and disseminating machine! The ability to step into and out of responsibilities, that maintain an overarching structure benefiting each member's scholarship, is an important element of such an institution. ronininstitute.org/ is an interesting model... and makerspaces as communities of practice are also worth considering

I constantly come across very cool-sounding PhD positions that are not in my field, and am often tempted to apply. I wouldn't actually do it of course, because there's a limited amount of funded positions, and I wouldn't want to take someone else's chance at getting into academia. But man it'd be cool to switch into a different field and see what comes out of it.

Anybody out there with similar experiences? Or maybe someone who did change fields?

Question for the scholars out there. I am contemplating learning a shorthand system for taking notes faster, as I still take most of my notes on (e-)paper. Does anyone have already learned or tried to learn shorthand? Which system? What's your experience? Any resource recommended?
(Boosts appreciated)

Joining the fediverse got me thinking a question I've had for a while now: what would a decentralised university look like?

Ok, so it turns out I never did a propper on scholar.social. Here I go.

I'm an invited assitant professor at of , and at Institutuo Politecnico de .

I work in focused on studying through .

I'm a strong supporter of , , and principles.

Looking forward to reinforcing communities around here! =-)

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