Andrew Zieffler

Academic. Data lover. Statistics enthusiast.

Trivia Weekend

This last weekend I competed in KVSC’s annual Trivia Weekend. Usually this is a 50 consecutive hour contest, but for 2021, it was only 33 hours. The last few years I competed with the team Take Me Back to Hackensack and we finished 31st out of 58 teams. Here is a photo of our team for this year. This year we had a small team; between 2 and 6 players, depending on the hour, with four of us that were the base.

Some TV Updates

We are almost a year into this dumpster fire called Coronavirus, so I thought I would do a little updating about the TV shows I am watching to pass the time through this nightmare. In no particular order, other than how they come to mind, the “winners” are: All-American: I am watching this on Netflix and am most of the way through Season 2 (although Season 3 is airing now).

Packages and Resources for Data Viz

I have written several notes to myself over the years as reminders. These include ideas for research, R packages I have seen and may use sometime), things to-do, etc. I am in the process of making some of these notes more public on my blog. This will act as a more searchable, curated “note” for myself, but also makes it available to anyone else who would benefit. These are resources I was compiling for use in our course, EPsy 1261: Understanding Data Stories through Visualization & Computing.

Some R Packages to Keep In Mind

I have written several notes to myself over the years as reminders. These include ideas for research, R packages I have seen and may use sometime), things to-do, etc. I am in the process of making some of these notes more public on my blog. This will act as a more searchable, curated “note” for myself, but also makes it available to anyone else who would benefit. R Packages for Productivity blastula is a package for creating beautiful custom emails in R.

Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education (JSE) Reference Examples

This post is to act as more of a reference for myself regarding the referencing for JSE articles. JSE references use the American Statistical Association’s style guide which is here. Zotero’s Style Repository includes a style file here. Article Examples Gould, R. (2004), “Variability: One Statistician’s View,” Statistics Education Research Journal, 3, 7–16. Available at https://iase-web.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ3(2)_Gould.pdf?1402525005. – – (2017), “Data Literacy is Statistical Literacy,” Statistics Education Research Journal, 16, 22–25.