Blog: Andreas Spiegelberg

  • Success is where preparation meets opportunity

    by: in: Philosophyon October 20, 2017

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Replace luck with success, and for work in R&D I strongly agree with this piece of wisdom. It is (disputedly) attributed to Seneca the Younger (L. Annaeus Seneca, 4 BC – AD 65).

  • A name for my project.

    by: in: Researchon January 13, 2017

    The first research project I ever worked on was named VA-270. As opposed to VA-279. I still remember it. I think nobody else does. Lucky enough it was never confused with VA-271 or VA-269, because those did not exist.

  • The struggle with p-values

    by: in: Researchon April 12, 2016

    For most of my professional life I have thought that “statistically significant” results are marked by a p-value of less than 0.05, and that, if the test is used correctly, everything is cool and dandy and can be published. Well…. “if the test is used correctly” is the important consideration here, and it has always been.