P.Mean: Updates for 2009 (created 2009-01-21)

View news and announcements for 2010 or for 2008.


  1. 2009-11-04. The Monthly Mean is celebrating its first anniversary on November 5, 2009. Thank you to my 131 loyal subscribers.

  2. 2009-10-19. I will be offering a second free statistics webinar (web seminar), "The first three steps in data entry, with examples in PASW/SPSS" on Wednesday, November 4, 11am to noon, CDT. I will also hold two paid webinars on November 11 and November 18 (same time). Go to the Statistics webinars page for details.

  3. 2009-09-14. I will be offering a free statistics webinar (web seminar), "P-values, confidence intervals, and the Bayesian alternative" on Wednesday, October 14, 10am to noon, CDT. If this free webinar is successful, I will offer additional webinars for a fee. I've created a new webpage with details about the free webinar and will update this page with information about future webinars as well.

  4. 2009-07-16. Several issues of the Monthly Mean have been slow to get out. I sent out the February issue on time (February 23), but the March issue became the March/April issue and was released on April 30. The May issue became the May/June issue and came out on July 1 (I suppose somewhere on the other side of the International Date Line, it was still June 30). Maybe I need to call it the Once-In-A-Blue-Moon Mean instead. Seriously, I do want to send out a newsletter at least every other month. The July/August issue is just getting started, but I hope to spend time pulling it together and getting it out the door in mid-August. Thanks for your patience.

  5. 2009-01-18. I just released the January 2009 issue of The Monthly Mean. I had set a self-imposed goal of sending out this newsletter between the first and the fifth of every month, but my decision to spend all of Christmas break away from work and my website set my schedule back markedly. I'm hoping to get back on schedule for the February issue.
  6. 2009-01-05. I'm switching my bibliography software from EndNote to Zotero. Zotero allows me to more easily capture and store information from the web, but it doesn't yet have the flexibility and customizability of output the EndNote has. I'm going to see if I can get by with a simpler format for my bibliographies on this website. With Zotero, for example, I can't show a link to both the html and pdf versions of a paper. The transition will take a while, but I'm hoping to update and centralize my bibliographies soon.

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