Uma excelente entrevista sobre os usos e abusos da estatística por ecólogos! Vai bem na linha do que venho falando há tempos.

Conducted on 30th June 2015 in CES, IISc.

*Ben Bolker talks about learning statistics, common statistical mistakes which people make, statistical machismo, softwares and R, statistical philosophies, and his favourite papers and textbooks.***Hari Sridhar: I don’t think it would be wrong to say that most biologists dislike mathematics. At least in India, I known many people who chose biology in college to run away from mathematics. Ironically, if later on one wants to become a biologist, especially an ecologist, there is no getting away from mathematics and statistics. What would you say to such people – how can they develop a liking for numbers?**

Ben Bolker: I think a good starting point is data visualisation. Looking at your data visually is fun and intuitive and a much better place to begin than by turning some abstract crank till the numbers pop out. Learning tools for visualising your data leads…

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