An interview with Sean Wallis, author of http://corplingstats.wordpress.com/:
What led you to set up the blog?
The blog comes from several sources. My research background is in cognitive science and AI, and in particular machine learning applied to scientific research, and statistics is a key component of that. I have been involved in regular debates about the role of statistical evidence in corpus linguistics over the years, so (for example) you will find some of the same experimental design themes about choice in our 2002 book, http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/projects/ice-gb/book.htm. I am not a linguist "by trade" but a methodologist, so I can only work by collaborating with and learning from others.