Abstract Monday: Correcting On-Site Sampling Bias

Environmental Economics

  Title: Correcting On-Site Sampling Bias: A New Method with Application to Recreation Demand Analysis. Objective: A new method for dealing with truncation and endogenous stratification in on-site sampling of recreational site users.

2019 130

"Sample Cover Letter for Journal Manuscript Resubmissions"

Environmental Economics

Academia Obscura: Dear Sir, Madame, or Other: Enclosed is our latest version of Ms # 85-02-22-RRRRR, that is, the re-re-re-revised revision of our paper. Choke on it. We have again rewritten the entire manuscript from start to finish. We even changed the goddamn running head! Hopefully we have suffered enough by now to satisfy even you and your bloodthirsty reviewers. I shall skip the usual point-by-point description of every single change we made in response to the critiques.

2016 172

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TerraCycle Samples

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Epsom, England, June 20, 2009 : Yesterday a package arrived here at the GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW from TerraCycle in Trenton, NJ, via UPS, with some sample which shall be subject to a review by yours truly soon. The samples received are: Messenger Bag (from Kool-Aid Jammer pouches ) – this bag is made in Mexico – and pouches are incorporated with fabric in the back and the flap of the bag, rendering it thus shower-proof in that area.

2009 100

"A Pigovian tax solution (for now) for review/publication of studies that use M Turk samples"

Environmental Economics

I'm not sure where the Pigouvian tax comes in, but Dan Kahan: I often get asked to review papers that use M Turk samples. This is a problem because I think M Turk samples, while not invalid for all forms of study , are  invalid for studies of how individual differences in political predispositions and cognitive-reasoning proficiencies influence the processing of empirical information relevant to risk and other policy issues.

2015 152

Save a Sample could save a lot of space in architects' offices

Green (Living) Review

When I had an architectural practice I also had a sample room, full of plastic laminate and wood samples and paint chips, steel shelves covered in stuff. When I closed my practice it seemed like I put a truckload of samples out on the curb, waiting to go to the dump.

2016 152

Famous Free Samples' May Flowers Giveaway Event

Hug a Tree with Me

Famous Free Samples’ May Flowers Giveaway Event Sign-ups are now open for this great new giveaway event! Event is free to join with an announcement post.

Roundup Weedkiller Found In 75% of Air and Rain Samples, Gov. Study Finds

Green (Living) Review

The researchers evaluated a wide range of pesticides currently being used through weekly composite air and rain sampling collected during the 1995 and 2007 growing seasons in the Mississippi Delta agricultural region. 50% of both air and rain samples. g/m 2 ) per sample.

2015 190

$100 Home Depot GC Giveaway by Famous Free Samples, ends 5/15

Hug a Tree with Me

Spring has sprung, it''s time for warmer weather, beautiful flowers and a fabulous giveaway.Welcome to the May Flowers Giveaway Event hosted by Famous Free Samples!

Famous Free Samples Spring into Spring $150 Target card Giveaway ends 4/4

Hug a Tree with Me

Welcome to the "Spring Into Spring" giveaway event sponsored by Famous Free Samples , sister site of Tip Hero , featuring some fabulous blogs and a wonderful opportunity to be the winner of a great prize!

“Spit” Samples Indicate that Cell Phones Damage DNA

Green Prophet

Scientists have long been worried about the possible harmful effects of regular cellular phone use , but so far no study has managed to produce clear results.

Rock Band Atlas Genius Samples LA Vegan Food Scene


Have you heard of Atlas Genius ? They’re an alternative rock band from Adelaide in South Australia, made up of passionate vegans! Live Nation took Brothers Michael and Keith Jeffrey, and their bandmates Matt and Alex, out in LA to chat about tour life and Earth Balance.

2016 52

Over a third of people to give free samples as gifts this Christmas

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Christmas stockings and under-the tree gifts will include branded samples this year as consumers top up their gift giving with free samples, new research from Royal Mail has revealed. The study shows that over a third (35%) of people are boosting the presents they will give this year with free samples that they have received through the letterbox. Children and friends are the people most likely to receive a free sample as a gift this year.

2011 116

Past Coral Samples To Shed Light On Current Ocean Changes

Eco Friendly Daily

Coral samples will be taken from forty different sites in total. The coral samples will enable the researchers to determine, amongst other things, the temperature, salinity and sea level changes over the past thousands of years.

Ocean 56

Vapestick hits the streets with in-store demo teams and face-to-face sampling

Green (Living) Review

Hot on the heels of the first national radio campaign for electronic cigarettes, Vapestick has embarked on an in-store sampling campaign at TESCO Pharmacies around the UK London, UK, April 2012 : Vapestick is at the forefront of development and innovation in the e-cigarette industry, helping to take these products into the mainstream. Sited in Tesco Pharmacies of varying sizes around the UK, these sampling teams have been giving Tesco shoppers the opportunity to try out these products.

2012 100

The Sad Story of Fish Oil and Small Sample Sizes | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

The Sad Story of Fish Oil and Small Sample Sizes. Don't believe everything you read, especially if there's only one study and it has a small sample size. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo.

Oil 87

Teich, Ryann, NaturevsFuture & Restore at the Samples for Ecompassion Sale

Eco Chic

I has so much fun attending the Samples for Ecompassion sale last night. Allison McGowan of Teich shows us all her new bags (as well as her classics); Tags: Art & Design X Fashion X Shopping X eco fashion NOW Organic sample sale

2009 43

Eco Chick Giveaway: Goodebox Personalized Healthy Beauty for You!

Eco Chic

The piece that really sets Goodebox apart from other beauty sample services is their commitment to working with only thoroughly evaluated brands committed to using effective, non-toxic ingredients that respect people, animals and planet. .

Crayola: Free holiday coloring pages

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Internet presence of a groups of anti-nuclear power protesters who use their website to publicly call for the blockade of the Castor train was taken down by the provider after the investigating authorities told the provider about this. Castor is the abbreviation (acronym) for “ ca sk for s torage and t ransport o f r adioactive material”, in other words “containers for the storage and transport of radioactive materials”.

2010 117

Dude, Where Are My Cars?

Sightline Daily

Take a look at just a sampling of the evidence: The Golden Ears Bridge: Both traffic volumes and tolling revenue on this new bridge outside of Vancouver, BC are falling short of expectations , adding up to "a cumulative shortfall of $63.8 Skip to content. Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Dude, Where Are My Cars?

2011 72

Is Chilean Sea Bass Sustainable?

Living Green & Saving Energy

A recent study called this certification into question because some samples were found not to be authentic. Other samples had genetic markers that indicated they came from places other than the sustainable South Georgia Island fishery. how to go green sustainability Chilean sea bass sustainable fishing

Chrome and the environment

Green Living Tips

from the Environmental Working Group has found carcinogenic hexavalent chromium in the tap water of 31 out of 35 US cities sampled The leather and chrome plating industry is about to get some unwanted attention again after new study.

2010 155

MTurk costs more (so what?)

Environmental Economics

 Here is what we say about it: MTurk is a crowdsourcing internet marketplace for work that enables researchers to access a representative sample of individuals willing to participate as survey respondents and is growing in popularity for online experiments and surveys.   MTurk seems to work as good as other convenience samples ( link ): Abstract. We also recruited a standard sample of students on a college campus and tested them in person, not via computer interface.

2015 155

Giving Back to the Ocean: Citizen Science for Clean Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

A dedicated group of citizen scientists gather water samples from 48 monitoring sites off the coast of Maui. Poor water quality in Hawai‘i's oceans degrades coral reefs, threatening the corals themselves, the fish and other creatures (including people) that rely on them.

2018 83

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of April 2019?

10,000 Birds

Sample some this weekend. April showers are said to bring May flowers, but this time of year offers far more than fancy flora. The avifauna, for example, can be exquisite.

2019 141

Updating the vita

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear Dr. Morgan, Your article A Split-Sample Revealed and Stated Preference Demand Model to Examine Homogenous Subgroup Consumer Behavior Responses to Information and Food Safety Technology Treatments has just been published and is available as 'Online First' on SpringerLink: [link]. Here is the cover page:

2012 158

Consensus among AEA members about environmental policy

Environmental Economics

In contrast to the moderate consensus of disagreement found in the two earlier surveys, the 2011 sample now exhibits a substantial consensus of disagreement with the proposition that reducing the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would improve the efficiency of the U.S.

Vegan Beer Fest Headed to L.A. for the Fourth Year


Ticketholders will receive a commemorative tasting glass and access to samples from more than 40 breweries. Read More The post Vegan Beer Fest Headed to L.A. for the Fourth Year appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan Video

Glass 91

Picture(s) of the day

Environmental Economics

Here is a sample: That used to be NC 12 running those beach houses. 

2012 176

Economists believe that the CBO makes credible forecasts

Environmental Economics

Statistics teaches that a sample of (say) 40 opinions will be adequate to reflect a broader population if the sample is representative of that population. See for yourself: [link].

2017 179

California Kelp Contaminated by Fukushima Radiation

Sustainability Ninja

Kelp samples were collected off Orange County, Santa Cruz and other coastal areas after the 2011 accident and the samples all contained radioactive iodine.

New publication: Estimating the Value of Medal Success in the Olympic Games

Environmental Economics

Here is the abstract: We estimate Canadians’ willingness to pay (WTP) for medals won by Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games using data from contingent valuation method (CVM) surveys of nationally representative samples conducted before and after the Games.

2018 141

My new working paper

Environmental Economics

An online survey was administered to an opt-in, or non-probability sample, panel in September 2017 to estimate the willingness-to-pay to protect hemlock trees from a destructive invasive species on federal land in North Carolina.

2018 130

Attitude's about carbon taxes

Environmental Economics

In case you are wondering, the sample is fine. The sample was drawn from GfK’s KnowledgePanel®, an online panel of members drawn using probability sampling methods.

2013 219

Down the Ivory Road: Into Obenge

Wend Magazine

But the question of where to start sampling elephant dung isn’t simple. The region Dr. Wasser wants us to sample most, the proposed Lomami National Park in the 25,000 square mile jungle known as TL2, has become even more dangerous.

2011 201

Comment on Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) continued: cost

Environmental Economics

not GfK Knowledge Panel) like that used by DMT will cost about $5 per completed response (I've purchased samples anywhere from $3-$8 per complete). An additional sample the size of the average of DMT's versions one, three and four will cost about $1000 (where each is about n = 200). But the money cost of an additional adding up treatment could be high, especially if the surveys are fielded on a high quality survey sample as in Chapman et al.

2015 122

My take on P-values: Tell me why I am wrong.

Environmental Economics

  Or put another way, if we were to repeatedly redraw samples of 20 students from the full population of students, we would expect to get different average heights for each subsample, but we would expect the average of the averages to be the same as the population average if we take a large enough number of subsamples.    This is called sampling variation, and it is this sampling variation that creates the need for a P-value. How big is your P? 

2016 126

I guess we'll be spending a lot of time at the pool this summer

Environmental Economics

According to the report, 22 percent of all water samples taken off public beaches in 2011 exceeded health standards for E. That’s a slight increase from 2010, during which 21 percent of the samples exceeded health limits. The only other state that ranked worse for water quality was Louisiana, where 29 p ercent of samples exceeded bacteria limits. Once again, Ohio ranks poorly in an annual survey of beach water quality.

2012 125

5 Safety Rules for Eating Fish.

Elephant Journal

Did you know that a recent US geological survey found methyl mercury in every fish sampled from 300 small streams? Fish sampled from lakes and reservoirs had an even more appalling turnout: more than half exceeded acceptable methyl mercury […].

Elephant Ivory Project: Team Finds Lots of Elephant Dung, Heads for Home

Wend Magazine

Luckily one of the other teams had better luck, and had collected the first five elephant scat samples of the project. With samples from the northern and central parts of the area, it was time for us to head south. Working with local guides to collect scat samples.

2011 176

ARS-300L Needle Nose Fruit Snip – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

I received this sample as a press gift from Sorbus , who are the representative of ARZ tools in the UK, at the Garden Press Event 2019 on February 27, 2019 at the Business Design Center in Islington (London, UK) and really like it.

Fruit 145

Recommended reading: Another important VSL paper

Environmental Economics

In order to estimate the VSDL, we conducted a contingent valuation of a national sample of dog owners that elicited willingness-to-pay for changes in mortality risk for pet dogs. Why not? Monetizing Bowser: A Contingent Valuation of the Statistical Value of Dog Life.

2019 130

A Comment on “An Adding Up Test on Contingent Valuations of River and Lake Quality”

Environmental Economics

The study may suffer from small samples, inexpensive online panels and poor survey design. 2009) survey with new sample data and additional scenarios. The DMT data for the five samples is presented in Table 1 and displayed in Figure 1. John C.

Lakes 158

How much self-promotion can a guy cram into an 82 word post

Environmental Economics

  Here is a PDF of sample entry (CVM, by Haab and Whitehead), complete with a reference to other, ahem, other book :  Download CVM.  From the comments : I was wondering if there is a table of contents available somewhere. Here is a PDF that contains all of the front and back matter (except for the introduction) of the Encyclopedia of Environmental and Resource Economics : Download Contents etc. 

2014 152