Evaluation Blogs
Blogs can provide new, innovative information about evaluation and related concerns on a range of topics.  Check out some of these blogs:

(Many sources obtained from http://www.bschool.com/blog/2011/40-fascinating-blogs-for-the-ultimate-statistics-geek/  as well as AEA365 and other sources.)

To submit a suggestion or to alert us to a blog cancellation or change, please contact Shon Bunkley.  OPEG reserves the right to edit submissions for length and to reject submissions that do not fit with OPEG's mission or requirements and does not endorse any particular blog, nor do blog contents necessarily reflect the opinions of OPEG.

Statistics & Math:

Probability and statistics blog  

In Monte Carlo We Trust

StatisticsBlog.com is run by Matt Asher, a graduate of the University of Toronto’s statistics program.

Xi'an's Og:

Mostly a discussion of research, papers, events, computations and Bayesian subject matter.

Three-Toed Sloth:

Slow takes from the canopy

Comments on research, math, & statistics applied to current events, science and more.


GPUs in computational statistics

Mainly tips and tricks useful in the bloggers' everyday jobs, links to various pages, articles, seminars, and so forth.


English and French entries largely on statistics related to business, economics, finances and more.


A centralized feed for contributors who discuss R open source software for statisticians.

Statistical modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science:

Largely political science related but their Blogroll has a number of other blog references to look at.

The Endeavour:

John D. Cook comments on math, probability and statistics.


A blog dedicated to news and information of interest to members of the R community.

Numbers Rule Your World:

Looking at statistics in the news through marketing, business and economics.

The Numbers Guy:

Examine the abuse of numbers in the news, business and politics at the Wall Street Journal.

Observational Epidemiology:

Comments, observations and thoughts from the front lines of applied statistics, higher education and epidemiology.

Understanding Uncertainty:

The aim is to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining!

Five Thirty Eight:

The New York Times political data blog.

The Stats Blog:

Since its founding in 1994, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service – STATS -has become a much-valued resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media.

Social Science Statistics Blog:

This blog makes public the hallway conversations about social science statistical methods and analysis from the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and related research groups.


The magazine Significance also provides daily updates.

Realizations in Biostatistics:

Biostatistics, clinical trial design, critical thinking about drugs and healthcare, skepticism, the scientific process.

Blog about Stats:

Blogstats creates a network for dissemination professionals mainly of statistical institutions to share experiences, successes and failures, focus attention on (new) developments and stay informed in the vast domain of disseminating (statistical) information.

R-statistics blog:

Writing about statistics with R, and open source stuff (software, data, community).

The Numbers:

ABC public opinion polling & analysis.

Lies, damned lies and statistics:

A website and blog devoted to social media stats and facts.

Empirical Legal Studies:

The ELS blog aims to advance productive and interdisciplinary discourse among empirical legal scholars.

Stats Make Me Cry:

A place to share ideas and find answers to your statistics and data analysis questions. 

CoolData blog:

Tips and shortcuts, neat ideas, discussions of issues undefined mostly related to data mining, but sometimes straying into other data-related areas related to fundraising in higher education.

Stats with Cats blog:

When you took statistics in school, your instructor gave you specially prepared data sets , told you what analyses to perform, and checked your work to be sure it was correct. Once you left the class, though, you were on your own. Stats With Cats can help you out.


Tesearch should be fun and interesting, instead of a dreaded, tangle of numbers and charts that don’t make any sense.


On a mission to make quality applied statistical support accessible & affordable.

Sabermetric Research:

Sports stats, especially baseball.

Statistical Sage Blog:

Statistical concepts for the behavioral sciences.

Fishing in the Bay:

Statistical musings from an Antipodean perspective.

Blogs at AnalyticBridge:

Scroll down to the "Blog Posts" section on the main page to read a broad number of perspectives from across the statistics and data analysis communities.

Beyond the Box Score:

More baseball stats.

Mathematics & Statistics at Williams College:

Different opinions and ideas regarding math, education, research and more.

Mr. C's AP Statistics Blog:

Blog of a high school AP Statistics teacher. Many different things are discussed, from current classroom goings-on to observations about high school life, to political observations.


Fresher than seeing your model doesn't have heteroskedastic errors.

Byte Mining:

Thoughts on data mining, machine learning, programming languages, open-source software and general nerdery.

The Monkey Cage

Democracy is the art of running a circus from the monkey cage.

The Statistics Forum

Providing the opportunity to participate in discussions about probability and statistics and their role in important and interesting topics.

Talk Stats

A great community who dedicates some of their spare time to helping others.

Data Visualization & Presentation


The R language as experienced by a web application/database developer.


A stunning guide on visualization and how to approach real-world data.

information aesthetics:

This weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways.

Information is Beautiful

Visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words.

Junk Charts

Presenting bad charts and ways to improve them.

Peltier Tech

Using Excel and plug ins to produce better charts.


Effective Charts and Dashboards for Excel users

Eager Eyes

A place to reflect on the world of information visualization and visual communication of data.

Periodic Table of Charts

A periodic table of visualization methods.

General Evaluation Blogs


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