This page lists and links to the required readings for the term. Readings might change as the term progresses. Refresh the page on your browser to see the latest version.

Dates indicate when the paper is to be discussed, so read well beforehand.

September 11 (assigned September 5): Wainer: How to display data badly

September 18 (etc): Hurlbert: Pseudoreplication and the design of experiments

September 25: Colegrave & Ruxton: Confidence intervals
Optional additional reading: Hoenig & Heisey 2001)

October 2: Kelly and Price: Correcting for regression to the mean
Optional additional reading: Forstmeier 2011 and Schluter 1992 on a brain size fallacy.

October 9: Murtaugh: Simplicity in data analysis

October 16: Verhoeven et al: Controlling false discovery rate

October 23: Whittingham et al: Why do we still use stepwise regression?
Optional additional reading: Mundry & Nunn: more on stepwise regression

October 30: Cohen: The earth is round (p < 0.05)

November 6: Dochtermann & Jenkins: Working with multiple hypotheses
Optional additional reading: Betini et al: why are we not testing multiple hypotheses

November 13: Palmer: Publication bias in fluctuating asymmetry

November 20: Longmuir et al: Multivariate biodiversity gradients

November 27: Jetz et al: Phylogenetic distinctness and conservation