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Podcast Profile: Quantitude

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151 episodes
2019 to 2024
Median: 55 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

A podcast dedicated to all things quantitative, ranging from the relevant to the highly irrelevant. Co-hosts Patrick Curran and Greg Hancock talk about serious statistical topics, but without taking themselves too seriously. Think: CarTalk hi-jacked by the two grumpy old guys from the Muppets, grousing about quantitative methods, statistics, and data analysis, all presented to you with the production value of a 6th grade school project. But in a good way.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Quantitative methods • Statistics • Data analysis • Academia • Probability • Structural equation modeling • Statistical topics • Interviews with experts • Humor • Regression analysis

Quantitude is a podcast that delves into the intriguing world of quantitative methods, statistics, and data analysis, blending serious academic topics with a lighthearted and often humorous presentation style. Hosted by Patrick Curran and Greg Hancock, the podcast explores a wide array of statistical techniques and methodologies, making complex concepts accessible and engaging by infusing them with witty banter and relatable analogies.

A recurring theme in this podcast is the exploration and explanation of foundational and advanced statistical techniques. Episodes frequently cover topics such as survival analysis, multilevel models, item response theory, and structural equation modeling. Both classical methods, like ordinary least squares and maximum likelihood estimation, and more modern approaches, such as regularized variable selection methods and dynamic structural equation models, are discussed in depth.

The podcast often features guest experts who provide insights into specialized areas. For example, discussions on classification and regression trees, meta-analysis, and moderated nonlinear factor analysis bring additional expert perspectives. Furthermore, the show does not shy away from discussing the practical challenges and nuances of statistical analysis, such as dealing with missing data, multicollinearity, and variable transformations.

Listeners are also likely to encounter episodes that address theoretical underpinnings and conceptual issues within the realm of quantitative research. Topics such as model identification, confidence intervals, and the false discovery rate are explored, often shedding light on both their theoretical importance and practical applications.

Despite its academic focus, the podcast maintains a playful tone. Episode descriptions suggest a mix of educational content with humorous asides and anecdotes, making the material more relatable and engaging. Common motifs include pop culture references, quirky analogies, and personal stories from the hosts.

Overall, Quantitude offers a blend of rigor and amusement, providing a comprehensive look at quantitative methods while keeping the content approachable and entertaining for its audience.


Episodes:
S5E25 Is Being a Professor the Right Fit for Me?
2024-May-21
52 minutes
S5E24 Zombie Wheel of Distributions
2024-May-07
47 minutes
S5E23 A Rosetta Stone for DAGs and SEM
2024-Apr-30
48 minutes
S5E22 Survival Analysis in the Social Sciences: It's About Time
2024-Apr-23
47 minutes
S5E21 Multilevel Factor Analysis: But What Do The Factors Mean?!
2024-Apr-09
47 minutes
S5E20 Local fit...Because Global Fit Measures Suck!
2024-Apr-02
46 minutes
S5E19 Item Response Theory, Q.E.D.
2024-Mar-19
49 minutes
S5E18 Probability on Spring Break
2024-Mar-12
44 minutes
S5E17 Classification and Regression Trees with Yi Feng
2024-Feb-27
50 minutes
S5E16 Simpson's Paradox
2024-Feb-20
33 minutes
S5E15 Classical Test Theory (in bed)
2024-Feb-06
49 minutes
S5E14 Regression to the Mean
2024-Jan-30
34 minutes
S5E13 The Confidence Interval's Tale
2024-Jan-23
47 minutes
S5E12 Meta-Analysis With Paschal Sheeran
2024-Jan-16
43 minutes
S5E11 Statistical Ideas That Die Hard
2023-Dec-12
44 minutes
S5E10 Nonlinear Latent Growth Curve Models (Taylor's Version)
2023-Dec-05
49 minutes
S5E09 Regularized Variable Selection Methods
2023-Nov-28
51 minutes
S5E08 Confirmatory Composite Analysis: Enter the Hexagon
2023-Nov-14
48 minutes
S5E07 Perspectives on Formative Factors & Causal Indicators
2023-Nov-07
47 minutes
S5E06 Advanced Factor Structures
2023-Oct-31
46 minutes
S5E05 Multilevel Models Unleashed
2023-Oct-17
55 minutes
S5E04 Dissertations: Quant Ideas From Actual Experts
2023-Oct-10
50 minutes
S5E03 The DON'Ts and DOs of the Dissertation
2023-Sep-26
40 minutes
S5E02 Multicollinearity: The Usual Suspect
2023-Sep-19
44 minutes
S5E01 Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curves
2023-Sep-12
53 minutes
S4E25 Cluster Analysis
2023-May-30
46 minutes
S4E24 Longitudinal Measurement Invariance
2023-May-16
50 minutes
S4E23 QuantCrit: A Conversation With Christen Priddie
2023-May-02
46 minutes
S4E22 April Fools! Quantitative Things That Fool Us
2023-Mar-28
45 minutes
S4E21 Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling
2023-Mar-14
44 minutes
S4E20 Dynamic Structural Equation Models with Ellen Hamaker
2023-Mar-07
49 minutes
S4E19 The Dark Art of Regression Diagnostics
2023-Feb-21
47 minutes
S4E18 The Latent Variable Interaction Files
2023-Feb-14
43 minutes
S4E17 Variable Transformations: Box-Cox, Fox in Socks
2023-Feb-07
45 minutes
S4E16 Discovering the False Discovery Rate
2023-Jan-31
47 minutes
S4E15 Flipping Our Hypotheses to Test Equivalence
2023-Jan-24
40 minutes
S4E14 Growth Trajectory Estimates...What's My Line?
2023-Jan-17
47 minutes
S4E13 Model-Based Power Analysis… The Power of *What*
2023-Jan-10
54 minutes
S4E12 Secret Father Christmas Actually
2022-Dec-20
52 minutes
S4E11 The Centrality of Noncentral Distributions
2022-Dec-06
54 minutes
S4E10 Test Driving Model Identification
2022-Nov-29
50 minutes
S4E09 Intensive Longitudinal Data: Be Careful What You Wish For
2022-Nov-15
52 minutes
S4E08 Missing Data: The New State Of The Art With Craig Enders
2022-Nov-08
50 minutes
S4E07 The Quanti-House of Horror
2022-Oct-25
44 minutes
S4E06 Building the Model You Want: With Laser Cannons!
2022-Oct-18
54 minutes
S4E05 Moderated Nonlinear Factor Analysis: A Conversation with Dan Bauer
2022-Oct-11
56 minutes
S4E04 Partial Least Squares: Straight Outta Uppsala
2022-Oct-04
55 minutes
S4E03 Two-Stage Least Squares Strikes Back
2022-Sep-27
57 minutes
S4E02 Underachievers, Overachievers, & Maximum Likelihood Estimation
2022-Sep-20
55 minutes
S4E01 Ordinary Least Squares: Back Where It All Began
2022-Sep-13
51 minutes
S3E28: The Challenges & Joys of Academia
2022-May-10
63 minutes
S3E27: Propensity Scores -- I Meant To Do That!
2022-Apr-19
57 minutes
S3E26: The 411 on Information Theory
2022-Apr-12
63 minutes
S3E25: Fungible Parameter Estimates and Earthquake Waller
2022-Apr-05
55 minutes
S3E24: The Wright Stuff – The Beauty of Path Tracing Rules
2022-Mar-29
60 minutes
S3E23: The Mättrix Part II: Using Matrices To Our Advantage
2022-Mar-08
53 minutes
S3E22: The Mättrix Part I: Defining & Manipulating Matrices
2022-Mar-01
56 minutes
S3E21: A Low-Resolution Discussion of Sampling Distributions
2022-Feb-22
51 minutes
S3E20: The Rise of Machine Learning in the Social Sciences with Doug Steinley
2022-Feb-15
51 minutes
S3E19: Social Network Analysis: Making Connections with Tracy Sweet
2022-Feb-08
49 minutes
S3E18: Aunt Roz's Guide to Latent Means Models
2022-Feb-01
54 minutes
S3E17: Logistic Regression: 2 Logit 2 Quit
2022-Jan-25
55 minutes
S3E16: Your COVID Rapid Test Result: Are You Positive You're Positive?
2022-Jan-18
44 minutes
S3E15: Heywood You Help Me With Negative Residual Variances?
2022-Jan-11
54 minutes
S3E14: Patrick & Greg's New Year's Balls Drop
2021-Dec-14
43 minutes
S3E13: Actor-Partner Interdependence Models
2021-Dec-07
53 minutes
S3E12: The History of Measurement: A Conversation with Derek Briggs
2021-Nov-30
54 minutes
S3E11: The Cons and the Cons of Median Splits
2021-Nov-16
56 minutes
S3E10: Observation and Exploration
2021-Nov-09
58 minutes
S3E09: Semi-Partially Clarifying Measures of Association in Regression
2021-Nov-02
51 minutes
S3E08: Statistical Degrees of Freedom... An Intimate Stranger
2021-Oct-26
59 minutes
S3E07: In Defense of Researcher Degrees of Freedom
2021-Oct-19
58 minutes
S3E06: Item Parcels: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!
2021-Oct-12
51 minutes
S3E05: Pop Quiz 3: Ethan's Revenge
2021-Oct-05
51 minutes
S3E04: Two Time Point Data: What Is Your Quest?
2021-Sep-28
60 minutes
S3E03: Principal Components Analysis is your PAL
2021-Sep-21
58 minutes
S3E02: Johnson-Neyman Regions of Significance
2021-Sep-07
62 minutes
S3E01: Leaping to Statistical Conclusion Validity
2021-Aug-31
59 minutes
S2E37: A Summer of Love History of Quant, Part 3
2021-Aug-10
51 minutes
S2E36: A Fireside History of Quant, Part 2
2021-Jul-20
59 minutes
S2E35: A Poolside History of Quant, Part I
2021-Jun-29
65 minutes
S2E34: The Mentorlorian
2021-May-11
64 minutes
S2E33: Truth, Balderdash, and Construct Validity
2021-May-04
57 minutes
S2E32: Lies, Damned Lies, and Random Samples with Laura Stapleton
2021-Apr-27
54 minutes
S2E31: Quantitude HaiQ / Metaphor for Team Science / Plus Intern Issues
2021-Apr-20
61 minutes
S2E30: ‘Always Center Your Predictors!’ And Other Sh*t My Advisor Says
2021-Apr-06
60 minutes
S2E29: Multilevel Models -- The Often Unnecessary Green Monster
2021-Mar-30
58 minutes
S2E28: McNeish v. Quantitude -- Training Quantitative Methodologists
2021-Mar-23
57 minutes
S2E27: (re)Connecting With Discrete Data
2021-Mar-16
60 minutes
S2E26: MLM vs. SEM: Opportunities for Growth
2021-Mar-09
57 minutes
S2E25: Options for Small Samples
2021-Mar-02
59 minutes
S2E24: The Equivalent Models Problem
2021-Feb-23
56 minutes
S2E23: Research Questions About Variability
2021-Feb-16
56 minutes
S2E22: Outliers -- And Then Things Got Weird
2021-Feb-09
60 minutes
S2E21: Yes, Virginia... There ARE Latent Variables
2021-Feb-02
60 minutes
S2E20: The Future of Teaching Quantitative Methods
2021-Jan-26
59 minutes
S2E19: Pulling Back The Curtain On Tenure
2021-Jan-19
60 minutes
S2E18: Regression -- Like That Old High School Friend You've Outgrown
2021-Jan-12
58 minutes
S2E17: Embracing Your Non-Normality
2021-Jan-05
60 minutes
S2E16: Holiday Airing of Grievances
2020-Dec-15
58 minutes
S2E15: Ethics in Quantitative Research
2020-Dec-08
60 minutes
S2E14: Control (Variable) Issues
2020-Dec-01
59 minutes
S2E13: You Want ME To Do a Quant Review?!
2020-Nov-17
57 minutes
S2E12: Post-Publication Review -- Patrick's Truly Horrible Idea
2020-Nov-10
60 minutes
S2E11: The Replication ... Dilemma: A Conversation with Samantha Anderson
2020-Nov-03
60 minutes
S2E10: Type I Terror
2020-Oct-27
61 minutes
S2E09: MANOVA Must Die
2020-Oct-20
56 minutes
S2E08: Mediation and the Art of Squid Spleening
2020-Oct-13
58 minutes
S2E07: Moderation -- Well, It Depends
2020-Oct-06
61 minutes
S2E06: Applying for Jobs: Unsolicited Advice from Uncle Greg and the Guy in the Yellow Shirt
2020-Sep-29
60 minutes
S2E05: Model Based Thinking
2020-Sep-22
56 minutes
S2E04: Bayesian Wake Up Call with Roy Levy
2020-Sep-15
58 minutes
S2E03: Pop Quiz 2020 -- The Big Payback
2020-Sep-08
54 minutes
S2E02: The Auto-Regressive Cross-Lagged Horror Picture Show
2020-Sep-01
60 minutes
S2E01: We Know What You Did Last Summer
2020-Aug-25
58 minutes
S1E35: Quanti•Qamp VIII: Congratulations! Now You Feel Like a Quantitative Imposter
2020-Jul-21
57 minutes
S1E34: Quanti•Qamp VII: Being a Lifelong Quantitative Learner
2020-Jul-14
55 minutes
S1E33: Quanti•Qamp VI: Enhancing Diversity in the Quantitative Sciences
2020-Jul-07
59 minutes
S1E32: Quanti•Qamp V: Building a Quantitative Culture Within Your Home Department
2020-Jun-30
61 minutes
S1E31: Quanti•Qamp IV: Writing a Pedagogical Quantitative Paper
2020-Jun-23
58 minutes
S1E30: Quanti•Qamp III: Quantitative Research Using Existing Data
2020-Jun-16
56 minutes
S1E29: Quanti•Qamp II: Choosing a Journal
2020-Jun-09
53 minutes
S1E28: Quanti•Qamp I: Developing a Research Idea
2020-Jun-02
50 minutes
S1E27: Call To Arms
2020-May-12
58 minutes
S1E26: The Internal Validity Pre-Flight Checklist
2020-May-05
60 minutes
S1E25: Reviewer 2 -- A Love/Hate Relationship
2020-Apr-28
56 minutes
S1E24: Research in the Time of Corona
2020-Apr-21
61 minutes
S1E23: Computer Simulation: Carlo. Monte Carlo.
2020-Apr-14
61 minutes
S1E22: Factor Analysis -- The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
2020-Apr-07
63 minutes
S1E21: Integrative Data Analysis -- The Quest for a Cooperative, Cumulative Science
2020-Mar-31
58 minutes
S1E20: Finite Mixture Modeling & Sir Mixture-A-Lot
2020-Mar-24
62 minutes
S1E19: Live from The Rusty -- Irish Storytelling & Quantitative Limericks
2020-Mar-17
63 minutes
S1E18: A Conversation with Katherine Masyn -- The Power of Three
2020-Mar-10
50 minutes
S1E17: Planned Missing Designs (or, How to Beat a Metaphor to Death)
2020-Mar-03
61 minutes
S1E16: Missing Data: (IF EPISODE=16 THEN EPISODE=-999)
2020-Feb-25
62 minutes
S1E15: Academia and the Chamber of Secrets
2020-Feb-18
59 minutes
S1E14: Model Fit & The Curse of the Black Pearl
2020-Feb-11
63 minutes
S1E13: How Do I Get Scale Scores? Weight, Weight... Don't Tell Me...
2020-Feb-04
62 minutes
S1E12: Measurement (Non)Invariance -- Can We Ever Fail to Not Incorrectly Reject It?
2020-Jan-28
65 minutes
S1E11: Grants -- Recommendations for Applicants (Disc 2)
2020-Jan-21
55 minutes
S1E10: Grants -- The Process (Disc 1)
2020-Jan-14
53 minutes
S1E09: Grumpy Old Man & Village Idiot Argue About Reliability
2020-Jan-07
63 minutes
S1E08: A Very Special Quantitude Special Holiday Special
2019-Dec-17
18 minutes
S1E07: Talking to Strangers... About Quantitative Methodology
2019-Dec-10
66 minutes
S1E06: Model Modification and Whac-a-Mole
2019-Dec-03
29 minutes
S1E05: The Don Hedeker Tapes -- Interview With a Rock Star
2019-Nov-26
59 minutes
S1E04: Advice for Grad Students -- Our 2 Cents (Exact Value!)
2019-Nov-19
57 minutes
S1E03: Pop Quiz SmackDown (Volume 1)
2019-Nov-12
55 minutes
Episode Image S1E02: (Statistical) Power Struggles
2019-Nov-05
36 minutes
Quantitude, The Trailer
2019-Oct-22
3 minutes
Episode Image S1E01: Welcome to Quantitude / Origin Stories
2019-Oct-21
24 minutes