Category Archives: Teaching

Do Not Overgeneralize Our Own Experiences

I am motivated to write this blog by several things. These are mostly part of random conversations with friends or short moments of self-reflection. They are not very cohesive but I want to write these pieces out here.  I hope I … Continue reading

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Why Is R2 Not a Measure of Association Strength?

One of the most common mistakes I saw when teaching simple statistics in introductory ecology lab is a misinterpretation of R2 from a linear regression. Students tend to use R2 as a measure of association strength. That is, a high … Continue reading

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The Ideal Introductory Statistics Course for Ecologists

There has been a lot of discussions on offering an introductory statistics course as part of the graduate students’ curriculum at Odum School of Ecology over the years. A few different kinds of introductory statistics courses were offered in recent … Continue reading

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