Category Archives: Statistics

Brain processes: A tale of two outcomes

Recently, I started thinking about the chances of finding that one process is involved in two separate functions. If it affects these functions completely independently and they also do not affect each other, it seems intuitive that finding both functions … Continue reading

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False-positive brain: Do you really have to correct for multiple comparisons in an analysis of variance?

If your stats class was anything like mine, you learned that using ANOVA instead of  t-tests is a sneaky way to avoid the multiple testing problem. I still believed this until very recently and a lot of my colleagues are … Continue reading

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Scaling the brain: Is it dishonest to truncate your y-axis?

So, the other day I responded to a tweet by Felix Schönbrodt. He called out a tweet by GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften that showed data on life satisfaction in Germany from 2010 to 2016 without a y-axis (below left). … Continue reading

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