How to Get on the Road to Research

As I approached the completion of my undergraduate degree, I was definitely unsure of how research worked and the expectations that were required of me going forward. This resulted in a bit of confusion as I learned the ropes and how to handle my newfound freedom as I set out to do some proper research.

Looking back, I think what would have benefited me greatly was some simple guidance as I transitioned from routine, scheduled lectures to the erratic and unpredictable world of research. Guidance such as this feature article co-written with a fantastic collaborator.

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How to: Statistics – ANOVA

One thing that regularly stumps scientists is the handling of data. We seem to be very good at generating obscene amounts of it, but representing it meaningfully can be a little off putting if you don’t happen to be a bioinformatician. In previous tutorials we looked at hypothesis testing using variations of the t-Test, and we continue the series by comparing more than 2 samples sets with ANOVA.

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How To: Statistics – Two Sample and Paired t-Tests

One thing that regularly stumps scientists is the handling of data. We seem to be very good at generating obscene amounts of it, but representing it meaningfully can be a little off putting if you don’t happen to be a bioinformatician. Let’s continue our tutorial series by introducing Two-Sample t-Tests and Paired t-Tests to see how we can easily incorporate statistical analysis into our work.

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How To: Statistics – One Sample t-Tests

One thing that regularly stumps scientists is the handling of data. We seem to be very good at generating obscene amounts of it, but representing it meaningfully can be a little off putting if you don’t happen to be a bioinformatician. Let’s wet our toes with a simple One Sample t-test to see how we can easily incorporate statistical analysis into our work.

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How To: Graphs

Virtually all scientific reports and articles deal with numbers of some sort, and what better way to represent large amounts of data than on a well made graph? Unfortunately not all graphs are created equal; this post will introduce the basics of graph building and common pitfalls to avoid.

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Liquid Helium – The Superfluid

The ability of helium in its liquid state to seemingly disobey the laws of physics has been the subject of study for almost a century. Yet this phenomenon is not commonly taught in schools, or even universities for that matter. What is occurring in the photo is a spontaneous process in which liquid helium rises up and out of its container. In this post I will attempt to explain the science behind this phenomenon in the simplest terms possible. Knowledge awaits.

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