I was thinking of writing a book on doing research in statistics. Instead, I decided to write a blog covering the same material. 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. I know there are other good resources out there that cover some of the same material, but there are none that take account of the big changes in research that have arisen due to e-print repositories, blogs, wikis and online interactions, and none that are intended to be comprehensive in covering all aspects of learning the craft of research in statistics.
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. Think of it as an online handbook for PhD students in statistics. The target audience is my own research team, but I hope it is of broader interest to other research statisticians, and even researchers working in other areas of mathematical science.
I also include posts that are of more limited interest (either to the Australian statistics community or for people working in my own research area of forecasting).
If you are looking for something, try the search box above, or click on the tag cloud below the search box. Or you could browse by clicking “Index” above. All recent additions appear in 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.