My 4-to-N step process for teaching myself statistical methods. And you can too.
How To Grad SchoolI'll help you make the most of graduate school and give you tips to survive this competative and stressful period—without working all day (and night, and weekend).
In the summer of 2021, I taught our department’s annual short course on Python. I enjoyed teaching this class, and there are a lot of good lectures, but my favorite is the day we spend on web scraping—a skill that has a democratizing power. When you know how to scrape, the world opens up. You don’t need a team of research assistants or co-authors to create big data sources. You don’t need to limit your research to data from a few specific cases that are feasible to manually collect.
Americans are both skeptical of executive power yet desirous of a strong leader who can tackle America’s growing challenges. How should we think about potential benefits and risks?
Giving a talk is a lot like selling a car. Take them for a test drive, don’t read them the owner’s manual.
Stop working in reaction mode. Be more proactive about tackling big, complicated projects by making time for deep work.
Notes and reflections from a panel with Julia Azari, Hakeem Jefferson, and Matt Yglesias.
There is no formula for coming up with a great research idea. But there is a formula for coming up with more research ideas…some which might be good.
Feedback is a gift, but in this case, it truly is better to give than to receive. I discuss some strategies for dealing with the initial sting and making the most of constructive criticism.
As we get ready to start another (hopefully, the last) remote semester, here are four ideas for staying productive at home during a pandemic.
Five qualities to consider beyond their research agenda and subfield expertise.
The academic market is tough, and you need to start thinking about it early. To be competitive, you’ll have to develop some habits that ensure you stay productive and sane. Here are mine.
You don’t have to read every word on every page, but you should spend time on each book or article and answer these questions.
Is grad school really that hard? How many hours will I have to work? Will I get a job?