184 downloads
1,101 views

Within the statistics community, a number of guiding principles for sharing data have emerged; however, these principles are not always made clear to collaborators generating the data. To bridge this divide, we have established a set of guidelines for sharing data....

["Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3139v2
8 downloads
84 views

There are many theories of the seasonality of influenza for different climatic zones. But none of the known theories provides a clear explanation, especially for the tropical and subtropical climate. Here we have originally analyzed the association/connection of...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3132v1
36 downloads
171 views

Sigmoidal and double-sigmoidal dynamics are commonly observed in many areas of biology. Here we present sicegar, an R package for the automated fitting and classification of sigmoidal and double-sigmodial data. The package categorizes data into one of three categories,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3116v1
478 downloads
2,289 views

The use of linear mixed effects models (LMMs) is increasingly common in the analysis of biological data. Whilst LMMs offer a flexible approach to modelling a broad range of data types, ecological data are often complex and require complex model structures, and...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3113v1
37 downloads
596 views

Background Cannabis use and cannabis regulatory policies recently re-surfaced as noteworthy global research and social media topics, including claims that Mexicans have been sending cannabis and other drug supplies through a porous border into the United States....

["Epidemiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3616
2,137 downloads
19,686 views

The website Sci-Hub provides access to scholarly literature via full text PDF downloads. The site enables users to access articles that would otherwise be paywalled. Since its creation in 2011, Sci-Hub has grown rapidly in popularity. However, until now, the extent...

["Bioinformatics","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3100v1
71 downloads
305 views

The skyline plot is a graphical representation of historical effective population sizes as a function of time. Past population sizes for these plots are estimated from genetic data, without a priori assumptions on the mathematical function defining the shape of...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3530
1 citation
640 downloads
5,456 views

The widespread use of ‘statistical significance’ as a license for making a claim of a scientific finding leads to considerable distortion of the scientific process (according to the American Statistical Association). We review why degrading p-values into ‘significant’...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3544
67 downloads
472 views

Fourteen of the best sampled Oligo-Miocene local faunas from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, north-western Queensland, Australia are analysed using classification and ordination techniques to identify potential mammalian palaeocommunities and palaeocommunity...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Palaeontology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3511
51 downloads
278 views

Background Publication bias is a form of scientific misconduct. It threatens the validity of research results and the credibility of science. Although several tests on publication bias exist, no in-depth evaluations are available that suggest which test to use...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3059v1
25 downloads
166 views

Population genetic analyses of the invasive pantropical earthworm P. corethrurus populations will contribute significantly to better understand the ecology and especially the reproductive system of this species. Using 34 polymorphic ISSR markers the genetic diversity...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3024v1
487 downloads
2,244 views

This essay proposes mathematical answers to meta-scientific questions including "how much knowledge is produced by research?", "how rapidly is a field making progress?", "what is the expected reproducibility of a result?", "what do we mean by soft science?", "what...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Science Policy","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1968v3
533 downloads
452 views

We previously reported over 150 inconsistencies in a series of four articles (the "pizza papers") from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab that described a study of eating habits at an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. The lab's initial response led us to investigate more...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3025v1
830 downloads
4,235 views

The widespread use of 'statistical significance' as a license for making a claim of a scientific finding leads to considerable distortion of the scientific process (according to the American Statistical Association). We review why degrading p-values into 'significant'...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2921v2
72 downloads
130 views

Background. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a highly infectious disease that has claimed over 25,000 cases in the past 50 years. While many past outbreaks of EVD resulted in relatively few incidents, the 2014 outbreak in West Africa was the most deadly occurrence...

["Virology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3021v1

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