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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics (47): Cherry Picking Time Series

Here’s an egregious example of cherry picking, a deliberately misleading selection of data from a larger set, resulting in a conclusion that is diametrically opposed to the one that should result from a complete analysis of the whole set: 89 more words

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics (46): Technical Advances in Graph Manipulation

You’ve probably seen this one already, but it’s just too good to ignore. Maybe it’s even too good to be true. I mean, can anyone really believe people would fall for this? 37 more words

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