Christian
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What is your favorite "data analysis" cartoon?
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From xkcd: If some people who really believe that everything should be scientifically tested would actually walk their talk than they this comic might even show an event that actually happens.

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What statistical blogs would you recommend?
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Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science from Andrew Gelman is a good blog.

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What statistical blogs would you recommend?
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XI'AN'S OG

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What statistical blogs would you recommend?
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Darren Wilkinson's research blog

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Famous statistical quotations
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You may be too vague to be wrong and that's really bad cause that's just obscuring the issue. Bruce Sterling

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What is normality?
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You can't know whether there normality and that's why you have to make an assumption that's there. You can only prove the absence of normality with statistic tests. Even worse, when you work with ...

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How do I reduce the number of data points in a series?
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Calculating averages leads to a different dataset than simply reducing the number of data points. If one heartbeat per minute is much faster than the other heart beats you will lose the signal through ...

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Why (or when) to use the log-mean?
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Are the authors making an assumption about the underlying distribution? You are making an assumption whether you choose to use it or whether you choose against using it. For Power Law distributions ...

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Examples for teaching: Correlation does not mean causation
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Teaching "Correlation does not mean causation" doesn't really help anyone because at the end of the day all deductive arguments are based in part on correlation. Human are very bad at learning not to ...

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A case of survivorship bias?
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Malcom Gladewell analyses the problem in the book Outliers by analyzing Hockey Players.

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The meaning of probability when large number law fails
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The Law of Large numbers as it is commonly defined doesn't deal with events converging to a probability but with the results of events converging to an average value. Let's take an example of a die ...

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Determine if three is statistically different than ten for a very large number of observations (1,000,000)
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In addition to the other answers: If you have 1,000,000 observations and when your event comes up only a few times, you are likely to want to look at a lot of different events. If you look at 100 ...

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