Author: ranstam

  • Data, statistics, and empirical science

    Unlike art, which focuses on conveying beauty or evoking emotion and is judged by subjective criteria, science is based on striving for truth and requires precise and reproducible results. Empirical sciences rely on observation and experimentation to formulate, test and confirm hypotheses using objective evidence. Precise language, often including descriptive statistics, statistical methodology and statistical…

  • Personal comments

    This website section includes suggestions, explanations, and motivations that may be useful when writing or reviewing research reports for scientific journals. Unless otherwise stated, all comments represent my personal opinions, which I have developed during my work as a statistical consultant and editor. The comments assume that the reader has at least some experience with…

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Jonas Ranstam