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In genetic studies, quantitative traits are found possibly associated with genetic data. Due to advanced sequencing technology, many methods have been proposed in genome wide association study (GWAS) to search the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associated...

["Bioinformatics","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27118v1
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Phylogenetic comparative methods (PCMs), especially ones based on linear models, have played a central role in understanding species’ trait evolution. These methods, however, usually assume that phylogenetic trees are known without error or uncertainty, but this...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Taxonomy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1216v2
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Background. Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a highly infectious disease that has produced over 25,000 cases in the past 50 years. While many past outbreaks resulted in relatively few cases, the 2014 outbreak in West Africa was the most deadly occurrence of EVD to...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3021v2
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Stream temperature is an important exogenous factor influencing populations of stream organisms such as fish, amphibians, and invertebrates. Many states regulate stream protections based on temperature. Therefore, stream temperature models are important, particularly...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Statistics","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27069v1
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The most frequent foreign country of birth was mapped using data from tables B05006 and B05002 (for Puerto Rico) of the American Community Survey, using the 2012-2016 5-year estimates. Census tracts were only shaded when the share of the most frequent country of...

["Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27061v1
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Background. DNA methylation, an important epigenetic mark, is well known for its regulatory role in gene expression, especially the negative regulation in the promoter region. However, its correlation with gene expression at population level has not been well studied....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27055v1
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There has been much discussion of a "replication crisis" related to statistical inference, which has largely been attributed to overemphasis on and abuse of hypothesis testing. Much of the abuse stems from failure to recognize that statistical tests not only test...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26857v2
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This article proposes quantitative answers to meta-scientific questions including "how much knowledge is attained by a research field?","how rapidly is a field making progress?", "what is the expected reproducibility of a result?", "how much knowledge is lost from...

["Computational Biology","Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1968v4
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Identifying the best framework for two-choice decision-making has been a goal of psychology theory for many decades (Bohil, Szalma, & Hancock, 2015; Macmillan & Creelman, 1991). There are two main candidates: the theory of signal detectability (TSD) (Swets, Tanner...

["Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26978v1
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We introduce Julia package ospats+ for optimal sampling design in the context of farm-scale soil carbon auditing. The main difference with package ospats is that ospats+ maximises the expected profit for the farmer, rather than the statistical criterion of estimation...

["Agricultural Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26964v2
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Scientific publications have not traditionally been accompanied by data, either during the peer review process or when published. Concern has arisen that the literature in many fields may contain inaccuracies or errors that cannot be detected without inspecting...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26968v1
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To be effective, a modern marine scientist must be more than smart - they must be skilled. There is extensive literature decrying the state of statistics training at most universities, and it is almost a cliche to say that students should be better communicators...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26952v1
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Moist, high-altitude grasslands of eastern South African harbour rich avian diversity and endemism. This area is also threatened by increasingly intensive agriculture and land conversion for energy production. This conflict is particularly evident at Ingula, an...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26932v1
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Background. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a prevalent social issue that affects the health and well-being of women globally. In orthopaedics, the prevalence of women who have experienced abuse in the past year is as high as 1 in 6. PRAISE-2 is a multi-centre...

["Epidemiology","Orthopedics","Women's Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26918v1
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