Justin Wiegand Blog Scholarship | Recording

Vertical Editing (in TexStudio)

Vertical editing (or column selection) is a very helpful tool available in many text editors.  It allows for columns to be selected and edited instead of rows.  This can be great for copying and pasting in table information for an entire column that otherwise would need to be copied and...

Likert pronunciation (Spoiler alert: LICK-ert)

This may be a bit ridiculous, but Likert Scales get used quite a lot in my reading and research.  Dan Newman stressed that Dr. Likert’s name is pronounced LICK-ert, but so many others use LIKE-ert.  In the interest of using a common language and honoring a person’s name, I want...

Audio/MIDI Mixing Procedure

There is not a singular way to mix down a song. Nevertheless, there is a logical flow to getting a song where you want it.  Here’s mine: EDITING/TIMING Flatten and merge comps (compilations of takes) Establish phase-locked groups (for any instruments recorded with multiple tracks) Bus groups (for applying effects...

Using Zotero with LaTeX (and, naturally, BibTex)

If you don’t yet know, Zotero is a fantastic choice for reference management.  If you manage references you should use it.  It does everything at least as well as the competition and does one thing the competition does not–it clips not only citations, but also full text PDFs from all major...

Calculus Refresh?

For stat students (or anyone) wanting a fast refresh on calculus with a few different learning options, allow me to share my suggestions. 1.  20 minutes.  And who knew learning Calculus could be this entertaining?  It’s worth it for the sound effects alone. 2.  I like P. Lutus, he’s an interesting fellow and...

camelCase

As Apple released yet another iPhone today, I would like to commemorate with a discussion of camelCase (of which iPhone is an example) and resolve its primary problem as a naming convention–acronyms. camelCase is a naming convention for programming (although it is used more broadly).  The idea is quite simple, you capitalize every...

Narcissism in the Workplace: Fit Matters

Below, you can watch my (rejected) submission to Google’s re:Work conference.  A straight-forward and applied explanation of our (with Emily Grijalva) finding that when narcissists are in jobs that fit their grandiose self-concept and need for admiration, they stop doing certain bad things in the workplace (namely, counterproductive work behaviors)....

Data → Theory or Theory → Data?

The ordering between data and theory in theory development deserves attention. What drives the process initially? Is it data → theory → data (repeating) or theory → data → theory (repeating)? What is the foundation of theory development? Direct and indirect commentary are presented in several management theory-oriented articles. Sutton...