I am a software developer, currently in graduate school for general mathematics, who intends a career in statistical programming. I have begun taking on small statistical programming projects and I have questions that could benefit from the advice of the many of you who have good experience.
While lurking in Talk Stats I am often delighted to find clever questions posed, and I look forward eagerly to see what answers are given, but unfortunately many questions asked here go unanswered. Why is that?
Are the questions too hard? Are they stated poorly? Most of what I see seems to be well stated and not too advanced, yet few responses are forthcoming. Are the answers too obvious?
Some technical questions like, "How do I do such-and-such in SAS?" do get answered, but questions about mathematical statistics or general applied methods seem ignored.
Those of you who are "regulars," please give your suggestions on what we newbie members can contribute to Talk Stats to invigorate discussion. Thank you.