I was think­ing of writ­ing a book on doing research in sta­tis­tics. Instead, I decided to write a blog cov­er­ing the same mate­r­ial, plus other things that might be of inter­est to my research team. Top­ics cov­ered include LaTeX, R, writ­ing and prepar­ing a the­sis, writ­ing a jour­nal arti­cle, sub­mit­ting an arti­cle to a ref­er­eed jour­nal, how to con­vince edi­tors to pub­lish your work, and writ­ing ref­eree reports. Top­ics of more spe­cific inter­est to my research team include fore­cast­ing, data visu­al­iza­tion and func­tional data, and local events such as mee­tups or sta­tis­tics conferences.

Unlike a printed book, the order­ing of mate­r­ial does not mat­ter very much, and this resource is meant to be browsed, searched and sub­scribed, rather than read in any par­tic­u­lar sequence. The tar­get audi­ence is my own research team, but I hope it is also of inter­est to other research sta­tis­ti­cians, and even researchers work­ing in other areas of the math­e­mat­i­cal sciences.

If you are look­ing for some­thing, click the folder icon at the top left to see a tag cloud, or use the search facil­ity in the left side bar. All recent addi­tions appear in reverse chrono­log­i­cal order on the front page. But the best way to read new mate­r­ial is to sub­scribe to the RSS feed.

I hope you will also book­mark the site and check here when­ever you are look­ing for infor­ma­tion on doing research in statistics.

Rob J Hyndman