I do have meaningful, deep and possibly even interesting things to say, I promise.
It’s just they’re taking rather long to write posts about.
Plus stat-fever has overtaken the office. Symptoms: over-consumption of tea, uncontrolled yelling “F-SPSS-*&”^!” and deep interest in anything other than spreadsheets, even if that happens to be skateboarding dogs.
After a week in the stats-hospital I can safely recommend self medication; chocolate, exercise, more chocolate, group moaning and finding humour in the simple things.
Here in our office it’s this diagram:
What scientists say, and what they really mean
(taken from Facebook, original source unknown)
“So true! So true!” is all I get when I show anyone. Not only does it make me feel better about my data, but it’s the perfect tool for seminar bingo – anyone brave enough to try?
In a similar but more long-winded vein there’s also this video (originally seen on Drug Monkey’s blog). I know I’ve said many of those clichés at least once, if not every day during my PhD…