January 29, 2013

Naked Statistics: A Crash Course

Abigail Zuger, New York Times

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The chances are that you turn to this part of the newspaper in search of some reliable tools for optimizing your health. The chances are that you periodically visit a doctor for the same reason.

Alas, what you seek cannot be found in either place, not if it’s certitude you’re after.

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October 25, 2013
Statistics Is Significantly Misleading
Mark Kelly, Significance Magazine
Mark Twain with characteristic panache said ‘…I am dead to adverbs, they cannot excite me’. Stephen King agrees saying ‘The road to hell is paved with adverbs’. The idea being of course that if you are using an adverb... more ››