Tuesday, March 30, 2010

posts on misleading stats


A post today on Revolutions called Scientists misusing Statistics and one posted last week on bit-player called Statistical Error both look at an article in Science News called Odds are, it's Wrong. While you are reading these, you might also want to read an older post from the Endeavor, Most published research results are false.

4 comments:

  1. ha. i also like the joke inherent in defining "most" published research results...

    http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/goldsmith/if_it_doesnt_exist.html

    beth

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  2. The "Odds are, it's Wrong" article starts off with "For better or for worse, science has long been married to mathematics."

    Which by itself is at least irritating, at most troubling.

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  3. pedant's point : "while you're reading these..."

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  4. thanks - I've fixed it. Grammar suffers when I try to post in the middle of a meeting.

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