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Fun With Statistics


Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics.  Statistical information is so easy to manipulate because so few people understand its important aspects.  People should develop a better awareness. Some time ago I sent a copy of a newspaper column that dealt with statistical inference to one… Continue Reading “Fun With Statistics”

Outcomes Rely On Circumstances


Some time ago I wrote about statistical tricks that can influence your thinking.  In my vehicle’s owner manual I found one that I had mentioned earlier. Three out of four accidents occur within 25 miles of home.  The idea in the manual  being that… Continue Reading “Outcomes Rely On Circumstances”

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