In this personal blog I aim to express thoughts and ideas, related to my scientific research work, in minimally technical terms.
These “Thoughts and Ideas” are expressed in various blog entries that may be selected, by date or by category, from the right-hand-side column. Blog’s List of Posts is displayed in a separate post, accessible likewise, or via the menu above (under “List of Posts”).
My recent research work has concentrated on four areas:
1. Developing a new statistical modeling approach, denoted Response Modeling Methodology (RMM). The underlying ideas and motivation that have led to the development of the new approach and its implications to the practice of statistics are discussed in various blog entries, tagged “My research in statistics”. Blog entries in this category are initially exclusively posted (for a limited time period) on the community blog of ASA (American Statistical Association) site, where articles linked to these blog entries are restricted to members only.
2. Statistical, as well as non-statistical, analyses relating to the Hebrew Bible and to biblical Hebrew. Results from some of these research efforts have been summarized in my book: “Coincidences in the Bible and in Biblical Hebrew” (2nd Ed., 2012). Related materials and additional analyses and commentaries, not included in the book, are posted in various blog entries or linked to these entries.
The book in its entirety is now available for free download:
Bookmarks allow reaching easily any desired chapter, Table of Contents (TOC) or Table of Figures.
3. Developing a new approach to modeling and monitoring fetal-growth, based on RMM and on modern principles of Statistical Process Control. This research effort is conducted by a team of researchers, which includes members from the Open University of Israel and from Soroka Medical Center (affiliated to Ben-Gurion University).
4. Modeling RMM-based growth-curves (pre-birth or post-birth), using non-linear quantile regression.
An additional area that my blog addresses (unlike the previous four, I do not classify it as scientific):
5. “Current Historical Coincidences”: In my book (item 2 above) I detail some curious historical coincidences that have appeared over the years in Jewish history (Chapter 20 therein). Two examples are the constant presence of aversive Hebrew-language connotations to names of historical adversaries of the Jewish people (names that had not originated in the Hebrew language), and the strange start date in the Hebrew-year calendar of the second Gulf war (March, 2003) a day after the first Gulf war abruptly ended (February, 1991). Posts in this category expound current historical coincidences that are interesting and surprising. However, they should be perceived for what they are, namely, coincidences (or not..).
All of my related refereed scientific articles (either published or accepted for publication) are listed on my personal ResearchGate page:
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