Posts Tagged ‘ Behavior ’

Dead man tells no tales but dead statistician had the story down

June 12, 2018
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Dead man tells no tales but dead statistician had the story down

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explains the preliminary finding about the death of a Tesla driver, and warns about drawing the wrong conclusions due to a biased sample.

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Dead man tells no tales but dead statistician had the story down

June 12, 2018
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Dead man tells no tales but dead statistician had the story down

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explains the preliminary finding about the death of a Tesla driver, and warns about drawing the wrong conclusions due to a biased sample.

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The professional disease of data enthusiasts

May 30, 2018
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The professional disease of data enthusiasts

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbersense, suggests that more data, more disclosure will not convince data skeptics.

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The professional disease of data enthusiasts

May 30, 2018
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The professional disease of data enthusiasts

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbersense, suggests that more data, more disclosure will not convince data skeptics.

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Misinformed, and mal-intentioned: the proposed EPA policy on disclosures

May 29, 2018
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EPA commissioner Scott Pruitt sinks to a new low in his dogged campaign against evidence-based decision-making. (See my previous posts in which I dissected his other tactics here and here.) He directs his agency to propose new rules for disclosure of data and methods for climate science, placing himself in charge of opining whether a given study has enough disclosure to be allowed into evidence. Slate’s Daniel Engber, someone I…

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Misinformed, and mal-intentioned: the proposed EPA policy on disclosures

May 29, 2018
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EPA commissioner Scott Pruitt sinks to a new low in his dogged campaign against evidence-based decision-making. (See my previous posts in which I dissected his other tactics here and here.) He directs his agency to propose new rules for disclosure of data and methods for climate science, placing himself in charge of opining whether a given study has enough disclosure to be allowed into evidence. Slate’s Daniel Engber, someone I…

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Capriciousness of little health benefits

May 15, 2018
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Capriciousness of little health benefits

Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explains why he doesn't care about health benefits of most foods and activities reported and recommended by the media.

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Moviepass reminds me of Groupon

May 3, 2018
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Moviepass reminds me of Groupon

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explores the business model behind Moviepass, the popular but money-losing movie subscription company. Counterfactual thinking, and understanding consumer behavior are key parts of the analysis.

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Moviepass reminds me of Groupon

May 3, 2018
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Moviepass reminds me of Groupon

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, explores the business model behind Moviepass, the popular but money-losing movie subscription company. Counterfactual thinking, and understanding consumer behavior are key parts of the analysis.

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Laplace on behavioral psychology channeled through Miller and Gelman

April 17, 2018
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, and author of Numbersense, discusses a recent paper by Miller and Gelman about Laplace's view on cognitive illusions.

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