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Terence’s Stuff: Correlation

In this column, Terry Speed recalls his vow always to look at a scatter plot before calculating a Pearson correlation.


Piled Higher and Deeper

  Piled Higher and Deeper, by Jorge Cham. This cartoon, originally published at, echoes the sentiments in Terry Speed’s last column. You can read what he has to say [ More.. ]


Terence’s Stuff: Looking

In this column, Terry Speed argues against the temptation to avoid looking hard at larger data sets. Seek…and find answers!


Terence’s Stuff: Knowing

There’s a world of difference between the talk and the walk. In this column, Terry Speed explains what he knows about knowledge.


Terence’s Stuff: Advancement

Terry Speed considers the challenges in evaluating the case for career advancement of interdisciplinary statisticians—that must be overcome.


Terence’s Stuff: Speaking, reading, writing

Terry Speed knows the importance of good communication. He is inspired by a beautiful little book by R.D. Richardson: on Emerson, on writing


Terence’s Stuff: Gender Equity

Terry Speed believes that gender equity is not just desirable but possible and beneficial—but it is not an easy journey…


Terence’s Stuff: Interdisciplinary Statistics

Terry Speed recently attended a meeting on interdisciplinary statistical science, which got him thinking, what does that mean?



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