Neil McGuigan
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How would you explain Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) to a layperson?
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What's the difference between correlation and simple linear regression?
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What is the single most influential book every statistician should read?
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Explain the difference between multiple regression and multivariate regression, with minimal use of symbols/math
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What is a "kernel" in plain English?
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What is the objective function of PCA?
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What's the difference between a probability and a proportion?
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What are the differences among latent semantic analysis (LSA), latent semantic indexing (LSI), and singular value decomposition (SVD)?
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Where can I find good statistics quizzes?
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Where can I read about the justification for the use of parametric probability distributions?
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Where is a good place to find survey results?
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What is the difference between Exploratory Factor Analysis and Principal Components Analysis (PCA)?