Joint pain, health care is a racist, patriarchal clusterfuck, and proxy measures are political as hell: A study I dislike very much, and some ragging on my folks

I spend more time than I wanna admit yelling at NPR while I drive, perhaps evidence that the good white liberals who raised and then disowned me are lodged deeper in my brain than I wanna admit.  NPR liberalism is trash. Like, come back when you're willing to put anything real on the line, when … Continue reading Joint pain, health care is a racist, patriarchal clusterfuck, and proxy measures are political as hell: A study I dislike very much, and some ragging on my folks

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Nothing meaningful is ever simple: The danger of dichotomizing variables

Quantitative research looks for mathematical relationships and statistically significant differences between neatly defined concepts, called variables.  It is often described as elegant, simple, and therefore definitive and scientific, and here's where I'm going to start throwing down. Partly because the idea that simpler equates to more scientific, and therefore more correct, strikes me as inherently … Continue reading Nothing meaningful is ever simple: The danger of dichotomizing variables