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When Science Goes Wrong
Science is our perception of how things work. The scientific method is how we determine what is the current state of our science. Science is the product of the successful application of the scientific method. They are not the same. … Continue reading
How to Tell if a Political Poll is Legitimate￼
Four things to look for. Why People Hate Polls It’s probably true that everybody has taken a survey at some point or other. What’s also probably true is that most people think polling is easy. And why not? Google has … Continue reading
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Tagged bias, frame, jargon, number of samples, politics, polls, populations, sample, sample size, statistics, stats with cats, surveys
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The Evolution of Data Science … As I Remember It
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana History isn’t always clearcut. It’s written by anyone with the will to write it down and the forum to distribute it. It’s valuable to understand different perspectives … Continue reading
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Tagged articicial intelligence, big data, data analysis, data processing, data science, data wrangling, eniac, excel, gallup, history, mainframe, number crunching, python, SAS, SPSS, statistics, stats with cats
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PROBABILITY IS SIMPLE … KINDA
Language isn’t very precise in dealing with uncertainty. Probably is more certain than possibly, but who knows where dollarstodoughnuts falls on the spectrum. Statistics needs to deal with uncertainty more quantitatively. That’s where probability comes in. For the most part, … Continue reading
What To Look For In Data
Sometimes you have to do things when you have no idea where to start. It can be a stressful experience. If you’ve ever had to analyze a data set, you know the anxiety. Deciding how and where to start exploring … Continue reading
DARE TO COMPARE – PART 3
Parts 1 and 2 of Dare to Compare summarized fundamental topics about simple statistical comparisons. Part 3 shows how those concepts play a role in conducting statistical tests. The importance of these concept are highlighted in the following table. Test … Continue reading
You Need Statistics to Make Wine
The American Statistical Association has identified 146 college majors that require statistics to complete a degree. You probably wouldn’t be surprised that statistics is required for degrees in mathematics, engineering, physics, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology, and even biology and geology. Most … Continue reading
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Tagged college degrees, college majors, statistics, stats with cats
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Dare to Compare – Part 2
Part 1 of Dare to Compare summarized several fundamental topics about statistical comparisons. Statistical comparisons, or statistical tests as they are usually called, involve populations, groups of individuals or items having some fundamental commonalities. The members of a population also … Continue reading
Catalog of Models
Whether you know it or not, you deal with models every day. Your weather forecast comes from a meteorological model, usually several. Mannequins are used to display how fashions may look on you. Blueprints are drawn models of objects or … Continue reading
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Tagged analytical, blogs, cats, data mining, deterministic, empirical, models, numeric, probabilistic, relationships, statistical, statistics, stats with cats, stochastic, theoretical
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