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Background. The Procrustean residual vector (or PAM, an acronym for the alternative equivalent term Procrustean association metric) derived from Procrustes analysis can be seen as the univariate form of relationship between two or more data tables, which provides...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3272v1
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To improve outcomes in statistics education - namely the acquisition of statistical literacy - we need a new approach to how the subject is delivered in psychology and behavioral sciences. To do this, key indicators and impacts of barriers to learning statistics...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3265v1
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Background: Drugs for dementia have been available in England from 1997. Since their launch, there have been several changes to national guidelines and initiatives that may have influenced prescribing. These include changes in National Institute for health and...

["Neuroscience","Epidemiology","Pharmacology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3238v1
583 downloads
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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.3139v5
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RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) is a powerful technique for thegene-expression profiling of organisms that uses the capabilities of next-generation sequencing technologies.Developing gene-expression-based classification algorithms is an emerging powerful method for diagnosis,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2761v2
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Traditionally, statistical training has focused primarily on mathematical derivations and proofs of statistical tests. The process of developing the technical artifact—that is, the paper, dashboard, or other deliverable—is much less frequently taught, presumably...

["Statistics","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3210v1
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Over the last three decades data has become ubiquitous and cheap. This transition has accelerated over the last five years and training in statistics, machine learning, and data analysis have struggled to keep up. In April 2014 we launched a program of nine courses,...

["Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3195v1
611 downloads
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Spreadsheets are widely used software tools for data entry, storage, analysis, and visualization. Focusing on the data entry and storage aspects, this paper offers practical recommendations for organizing spreadsheet data to reduce errors and ease later analyses....

["Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3183v1
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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
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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
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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
3,472 downloads
22,584 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
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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
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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
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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
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