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These 10 Things are Killing Your Survey

Sept. 8, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

If you are using surveys for research, these ten problems may be costing you dearly in time and money.

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Here they are, ten rules for designing a survey:

Rule 0: Don't design a survey

Using a previously published and validated survey can save you hours and hours of time.

Using a previously published tool also adds validity to a research project. This is particularly true when surveys are used as evaluation tools to judge the effectiveness of ... more
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Winning the Peer Review Process Part 1: Writing a Winning Introduction

May 5, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

A great introduction can be key to winning at the peer-review process, and should answer three questions: 1-“What are you trying to prove?” 2-“Who Cares?” 3-“Could this possibly be true?”

Whether you like the peer review process or not, it is probable that for the present and near future peer review will be the only way to get your research published in high impact journals. I have seen great research fail to be published simply because the authors do not play the peer review process well. This series of articles is targeted at junior to mid-level researchers although experienced researchers ... more
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Send Us Your Peer Review Questions

Sept. 25, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Need help with your peer review process? The Stat59 blog is here for you? Send us your questions about the peer review process and we will try to answer them here on the blog. Email us with a copy of your draft manuscript, a copy of the peer review comments, and your question and we will feature those we can answer on the blog. We welcome submissions of all types, in particular those that involve statistical analysis, concerns about statistical methods, and discussions of power and significance. more
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