Bar Charts and Box Plots
provides a visual comparison of the different types of bar charts and box plots, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. Spoiler alert
: it depends on the comparison you want to display: it’s difficult to compare categories in pie chart; stacked bar charts are good for comparing overall values; layered bar charts are good for comparing within categories; and grouped bar charts are good for comparing across categories.
How To Justify an Alpha (Not Necessarily 0.05)
A really well written preprint
describes the different ways you can justify the alpha in statistical analyses (no, it doesn’t have to be 0.05
). Did you know, with high sample sizes certain p
-values below alpha can be more likely under a true null hypothesis than under a true alternative hypothesis?
How to Respond to Reviewer Comments
Timehop reminded me of this excellent Twitter thread
, providing detailed advice on how best to respond to peer-reviewer comments during the publication process.
Data Visualisation Using R, For Researchers Who Don’t Use R
offers a practical and pragmatic introduction to data visualisation in R, with visual examples so you can play along at home. There is no requirement for prior experience in R.
Designing Better Figures
Speaking of data visualisation, I got a lot from this BioRender webinar
. They presented some key principles and worked examples, with topics including the viewing order, use of text, white space, alignment, colour schemes, and the use of arrows.
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