This collection features helpful posts on a wide range of topics, from academic writing and reviewing to data visualisation and statistical analysis.
Non-zero baselines: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Posted by Helena Jambor, on 20 June 2019Of all the charts being ridiculed at WTFviz, many get shamed for their lack of a zero-baseline. When teaching DataViz, zero-baselines are invariably a topic of debate. The rules about …
Posted by Joachim Goedhart, on 13 February 2019A good statistic is the one that you can understand. Mean values are understandable and everybody knows how to calculate them. Most people also realize how the mean value can …
Experimenting with non-anonymous peer review
Posted by Joachim Goedhart, on 3 February 2019Last year, I started to experiment with signing my reports for peer review of manuscripts, inspired by other people on twitter (@kaymtye, @AndrewPlested who in turn were inspired by Leslie …
Visualizing the heterogeneity of single cell data from time-lapse imaging
Posted by Joachim Goedhart, on 12 December 2018When we examined the kinetics of Rho GTPase activity in endothelial cells in response to receptor stimulation (Reinhard, 2017), we noticed considerable cell-to-cell heterogeneity. In the original work we published …
Make a difference: the alternative for p-values
Posted by Joachim Goedhart, on 8 October 2018Calculation and reporting of p-values is common in scientific publications and presentations (Cristea and Ioannidis, 2018). Usually, the p-value is calculated to decide whether two conditions, e.g. control and treatment, …
Posted by Helena Jambor, on 6 August 2018When reading about co-evolution of prey and predators, I stumbled across a cute new plot type: a half boxplot, half dot plot to show data distributions. Wilson used …
How to make colour blind friendly palettes, from regular contributor Jochim Goedhart.
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