One of the truisms of statistics,

February 12, 2017 § Leave a comment

One of the truisms of statistics, after all, is that if you analyze enough data from enough angles, you will discover relationships that are “significant,” in the statistical sense of the term, but that don’t actually mean anything. (There’s an “xkcd” comic strip that totally nails the abuse of the concept of “significance.”)

 

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/02/cornells-food-and-brand-lab-has-a-major-problem.html

 

 

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