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

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Three Days After the Klan Celebrated: Research In An Age of Injustice

It's been four days since every white supremacist in America got out the vote, and three days since the Klu Klux Klan announced its plans for victory parades to celebrate Donald Trump's rise to power.  And if there was ever a time to democratize research, it is right fucking now. What do I mean by … Continue reading Three Days After the Klan Celebrated: Research In An Age of Injustice